In order to become a great pole vaulter, there’s no escaping the need for repetition. In an event that specializes in perfecting technique, consistency is borne from doing the exercise over and over and over again.
But for Bridget Guy, now a rising fifth-year senior for Virginia, before she could become the greatest pole vaulter in school history, she had to learn to run. In her own words, her arms were all over the place. She wasn’t getting her knees up. She ran in a way that hindered her potential instead of helping it.