Emmert leaps into record books

When senior pole vaulter McKenna Emmert set foot upon CWU four years ago, she didn’t know what to expect. Now coming into her final outdoor season, her entire life is figured out.

Before CWU, Emmert was a pole vaulter for four years at Kelso High School. Emmert said she began pole vaulting after a soccer teammate suggested it.

Emmert had a successful high school career.

“High school track was really great. I was really good at hurdles in high school, so I have a couple hurdle records there,” Emmert said. “Pole vaulting was great, we had a really good program, I had [a] great coach. My sophomore year I went, and got third, my junior year I went, and got third, and then my senior year I got eighth.”

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