Lacy Flack is back in Pueblo again trying to establish herself in the community.
She was Lacy Harris when she first hit town as a college freshman bent on becoming one of the top female pole vaulters in the U.S.
The vaulting bug first bit her as a junior high school athlete in Cimarron, N.M., competing against high school vaulters. Flack went on to win a New Mexico state title in the 100-meter dash and a silver medal in the pole vault.
She knew by then, though, that pole vaulting was her event.
She vaulted two years for Colorado State University-Pueblo, qualifying and finishing 10th nationally at the 2013 NCAA D-II outdoor track and field championships as a sophomore, before dropping out of the program to focus on her bachelor’s degree in exercise science that she earned in 2015.