Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year Jenny Green-Grand Island Central Catholic

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Athlete-2019  (2003)

Nebraska’s first 13-foot pole vaulter, Jenny Green dominated the event throughout her high school years, winning the All-Class gold medal all four years.  As a senior, the scored all of third-place Grand Island Central Catholic’s points at the state meet, finishing first in the pole vault, long jump and 300-meter low hurdles and finishing first in the 100-meter dash.  She also was a two-time All-state selection in volleyball, leading the Crusaders to a runner-up finish her senior year, and she qualified for the State Swim meet as a diver.  But the pole vault was Green’s bread and butter.  Nationally, she won the Nike Indoor Classic and the USA Track and Field Junior Championships.  She represented the U.S. at the Junior World Championships in Grossetto, Italy.  As a Freshman at Nebraska, she rewrote the record book while finishing third at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships.  She won four Big 12 vaulting championships and graduated with the Huskers’ indoor record and second-best outdoor mark falling just short of 14 feet.