Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 6/25/12

So close. So damn close to being the story of the 2012 London Olympics & a HUGE pageviews generator for Busted Coverage. We told you guys last week that Atlanta Falcons cheerleader and pole vaulter Kat Majester would be competing at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials. Here we figured Kat wouldn’t clear the starting height and would flame out. Um, she nearly made the Olympics.

How close was Majester to becoming a HUGE world star and an instantly hit the advertising motherlode? Inches away. The former Clemson cheerleader turned pole vaulter entered the trials with a personal best of 14-3.2, but yesterday managed to go 14-5 1/4 for a 5th place finish.

The third place finisher and now an Olympian, Lacy Janson, cleared 14-9. (Full results)

Figuring this would be her final career pole vaulting event, Majester is reconsidering her retirement from the sport.

As you might of heard this morning on BC, Internet legend Allison Stokke couldn’t clear the starting height at the trials.


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