Our final field event competitor for Team USA is pole vaulter Derek Miles, who went to school at USD, and now is in his 8th year as an assistant coach for the Coyotes. Miles has been a mainstay vaulter for the US, winning his first national championship in 2003, and being a member of three Olympic teams. Unfortunately, the London Games did not go as well as his two previous Olympics, missing on all three of his opening attempts.
Now for today’s track – the Coyotes don’t have an outdoor track…yet. They only have an indoor track. But in 2015, USD is transitioning to the NCAA Division I level for all athletic teams, and they are in the process of updating many of their facilities. Building a new outdoor track is part of the 2015 Master Plan for Athletic Facilities. So the picture today is of the location where this new track is going to be built.