ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Pole vaulters Rachel Fisher and Kelli Ehardt led the BYU women’s track team with first- and fifth-place finishes in a pool of 30 vaulters this weekend at the annual Cherry & Silver Invitational.
“Rachel (Fisher) had an amazing meet,” assistant coach Corey Murdock said, “especially since it has been about a year and a half since she’s jumped that high because of injuries. To see her come back with a smile on her face is a great sign. It’s been a long road back for her.”
Fisher finished with a vault of 4.10m (13-05.25).
Ehardt, who sat out last year due to injury, showed vast improvements in her first meet back clearing 3.80m (12-05.50) without much effort. On her next vault, however, Ehardt lost grip of the pole and landed upside down, headfirst in the pit. According to Murdock, “she was rolling up to that point.”
“Kelli (Ehardt) has also had a long road to get back to where she is,” Murdock said. “Following her accident, she got right back up and had a great attempt. It was pretty scary, but to see how she responded shows a lot about her character and how much it means to her to compete.”