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.
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.