Charlotte Brown makes noise at state

Updated: June 9, 2014, 7:30 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- No one had to tell Charlotte Brown they were giving her a standing ovation. She heard them stand before they cheered, just like she felt their disappointment before the groan that came seconds earlier.

Although a tie for fourth place in the Class 3A girls' pole vault at the UIL (Texas) State Track & Field Meet was not what those familiar with Brown's story may have wanted for her, it would be missing the point to call Friday anything but a success.

It ...

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