BRADENTON — One of Atascadero’s very own has earned all-American honors in Florida, two Saturdays ago. Chrissi Carr, graduated from Atascadero High School in 2012 and has spent the past four years at the University of California, San Diego refining her skills in the pole vault. On May 27, the final day of the 2017 Division II Track and Field Championships from IMG Academy Stadium in Florida, Carr finished tied for sixth place in the pole vault.
Carr earned her all-american status after she cleared the height of 12’10.75” on her first attempt in the fourth round of the finals. Carr opted to pass on the opening height of 11’10.75” and went straight to the second round. On her first jump, Carr cleared 12’2.75” to advance to the third round where she cleared 12’6.75.” She was joined by 11 other vaulters in the fourth round and of those 11, only nine advanced to the fifth round.