All-Area Girls’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Switzer vaults to quick success

In just her second year competing in the pole vault, Elizabeth Switzer didn’t have to look very far for support, motivation, expertise and guidance when it came to the event.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Jon Switzer, one of the most successful pole vaulters in Burroughs history, as he holds the No. 3 spot on the boys’ all-time list with mark of 15 feet 7 inches set in 1976. He went on to compete at the University of Oregon.

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