Helping Robert Morris keep its dominance in the pole vault intact at the 2012 Northeast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Emmitsburg, Md., allows freshman Bethany Ledford to take home the RMU Female Student-Athlete of the Week honor. A native of Huntingdon, Pa., Ledford posted a leap of 3.35 meters (10'11.75") to win the individual championship, the fourth straight Colonial to claim gold in the pole vault. Ledford outlasted junior teammate Casey Folga, who also posted a leap of 3.35 meters. However, Ledford claimed the individual title by clearing the mark on her first attempt while Folga need two tries to clear the bar. Thanks to her performance, Ledford will continue her 2012 outdoor campaign this weekend at the IC4A/ECAC Championships in Princeton, N.J.
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