For most college athletes, the sports they play are sports they have been playing for most of their lives. This isn’t the case for sophomore pole vaulter Sommer Knight.

From her early childhood until she was 12 years old, Sommer was a gymnast. After an injury she looked to play a different sport and decided on volleyball when she got to high school.

“I had no interest in running track,” Knight said. “But our head track coach in high school asked me to come out and try pole vault because we had a new teacher who did it in college and she wanted to coach it and I just went out and did it.”

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