SALEM—Haley Debban had a horrible track practice on Tuesday.
But Wednesday was a new day as the McNary senior PR’d by a foot in the pole vault, clearing 9 feet, 6 inches, to win the event in a league meet at South Salem.
“I have a bad habit of bailing off the pole too early and balling up and thinking that will be good enough, but instead I need to drive forward and actually get my feet up,” Debban said. “That’s what I was trying to do yesterday and I was just a mess, so then today I looked at the sky and that worked. I actually used the technique that my coach (Dustin Walker) has been drilling into me.”