Columbus’ Jaidyn Garrett captures state pole vault record at Nebraska Track Festival

PAPILLION — A little competition and a whole lot of wind helped Columbus’ Jaidyn Garrett blow away the girls pole vault state record at the Nebraska Track & Field Festival on Thursday at Papillion-La Vista South.

With a brisk northwest wind helping her along, the junior cleared 13 feet, 3¼ inches on her second attempt to move past Jenny Green of Grand Island Central Catholic into the top spot on all-time charts, edging the 13-3 the former Nebraska vaulter went in 2003.

Pushing Garrett to that new standard were Lincoln Lutheran’s Josie Puelz and Giltner’s Hannah Preissler who were second and third, respectively, at 12-0.

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