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Not how she wanted it to end, but, great Mustang career for Fixsen

A spectacular senior season was anticipated for Julia Fixsen, who was already established as one of Minnesota’s all-time best track-and-field athletes.

However, the Mounds View prodigy met huge setbacks both at the start of her senior year (an injury suffered in another sport) and near the end (a failure in her signature event, pole vault).

“It was heartbreaking to not be able to end my high school career on a high note,” acknowledged Fixsen.

The tall (5-11), marvelously-talented and laser-focused athlete still logged two state gold medals and one silver in pole vault in her career, along with the all-time state record, plus a silver and two bronze medals at state in her second-best event, high jump.

And she had a stellar senior season otherwise.

Her career will resume at one of the nation’s premier college track programs, the University or Georgia, as a pole vaulter, in which she placed second in a national meet a year ago, with her all-time best 13-11 1/4.

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