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Tale of the Tape - Girls Pole Vault
Rachel Laurent (NIN/ NSIC) vs. Shade Weygandt (NIN)

Compiled by Laura Magee and Dave Devine

A new feature in which we pit some of the top high school athletes in the country head-to-head over a series of topics that have little to do with track.

Pole Vault
What movie have you seen the greatest number of times?Your worst pole vaulting injury?How many poles have you broken?What is your coach's catch-phrase?What do you collect? What is the first thing you notice when you meet someone?


Dirty Dancing.
I don't even know how many times.

A severely rolled ankle. I had to get a cortizone shot and everything.

...so far, my freshman year. It was the scariest thing I have done. The pole now hangs above my bedroom closet.

Coach Kevin always says, "There is no ceiling on effort."
I used to collect Beanie Babies, now it seems I collect medals...haha.

How people act.


Blue Crush.
I have seen it way too many times to keep count!

Got tangled in a bungee and the bungee broke, tearing the skin that connects my right ear to my head. Used surgical super glue to reattach.

I actually have never broken a pole, but it will eventually happen.

Or he'll clap his hands together fast two times to symbolize the last 2 steps before takeoff and make them quick and powerful.

Magnets from all the states I travel to.

Their smiles

and their eyes.

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