The DeSoto Central High School track team is getting an extra boost this spring in one event from someone who knows what it takes to be an elite competitor. “Been there, done that,” as they say.

Lyndsey Acree etched her mark in the DeSoto Central and state track record books when she competed in pole vault, hurdles and in relays before she graduated and then was a pole vaulter at Ole Miss.

Today, a dietetic intern working with local hospitals as she readies to become a dietician, Acree is volunteering her time as pole vault coach to seven boys and three girls on the Jaguar and Lady Jag track teams.

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