Alysia Allen, a senior at Reed, won the girls’ pole vault at the 2018 Simplot Games after clearing 13 feet, 0.25 inches on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho.

“I’ve always wanted to have a super power and vaulting gets me the closest to flying that I can,” Allen said. “It just feels good to jump high.”

In her last flight, Allen attempted to tie the meet record of 13-5, was set last year by her Raise the Bar Pole Vault Club teammate, Mikayla Linebarger, who graduated from Reed last year

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