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Jeremy Scott will join Derek Miles at the London Games.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Standing at 6'9", Norfolk, Neb., native Jeremy Scott is thought to be the world's tallest pole vaulter.
The 1999 Norfolk High graduate finished second at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, clearing 18-feet 4 and a half inches qualifying for the Olympics for the first time in his career.
Scott, who narrowly missed qualifying for the 2008 games in Beijing, couldn't be more excited to represent the US in London this summer.
"You know I don't really think it's sunk in yet, especially since I feel like there is still a lot of work to do leading up to the games," said Scott.
"I mean it's obviously the greatest collection of athletes in the world, so, nothing is going to come easy. But, I feel like the last two years competing at the world championships, it's going to be the same group of guys and I don't think anybody is just going there is going to say they're going just for the trip. You want to go there to win and I expect myself to go in and compete."
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