Friendly Competition: Szucs wins 4A girls pole vault championship

Clearing 11 feet, four inches, Palmer Ridge senior Grace Szucs won the 2019 4A girls pole vault state championship Thursday at Jefferson County Stadium.

“I was hopeful, but I wasn’t sure, so it feels good,” Szcus said after she came in first place.

She set a personal record in the win, beating out her previous record of 11 feet, one inch by three inches.  On the podium after the event, Szucs stood next to Lewis-Palmer sophomore Alexa Oatman, who finished as the runner-up.

“She’s actually one of my good friends,” Szucs said of Oatman.  “We were both on the same gymnastics team. She and I were both neck and neck, she was seeded above me, so I figured it would come down to the two of us. I really wanted her to do well, but I also wanted to do well.”

“We’ve been friends for years, so it was really fun to do that,” Oatman said.  “I’m glad she won because she’s a senior and she had her moment.  Next year, I’ll have my moment as first.”

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