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Poole ‘flag bearer’ for Tivy track

Cameron Poole can’t help but smile when she reflects on her first year pole vaulting.

She was in seventh grade and had just recovered from a broken leg. The injury proved to be a setback. Of the 20 seventh-grade girls pole vaulting for the Hal Peterson Middle School track team, she estimates that she was the worst. Not once did she qualify for a meet.

“Maybe, pole vaulting isn’t your thing,” people often told her. Poole politely ignored the suggestion. She had already made up her mind — somehow, some way, she was going to excel at pole vaulting.

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