The Granite Ridge Conference girls track and field meet was winding down this spring and the team race was close.
Dusk was setting in and only one thing separated Little Falls from its first-ever championship: a win in the pole vault.
In other words, it was in the bag.
Junior pole vaulter Rachelle LeBlanc rose to the occasion, literally, as she has throughout her Flyers career, easily surpassing the runner-up placer’s mark of 10-feet.
Then, with the championship already secured, she went on to outdo her own school record by three more inches, finishing with a personal best of 11-feet, 3-inches.
“I treated it like any other meet,” LeBlanc said. “I warmed up with long jump and it went all right. But I knew I had to wipe it off and have a clean slate when I went to pole vault, because I had to deliver.”
The feat was just another item added to what has developed into a lengthy list of athletic accomplishments for the three-sport standout, capped this spring by a fourth trip to the state meet in a row.