DERIDDER, La. (KPLC) – DeRidder native Kimmie Rushford didn’t have to look far to become inspired to start pole-vaulting after growing up playing soccer, softball and running cross country. Rushford’s older sister, Jacqueline, helped pave the way.
“Watching her being a hard worker as she was, she’s the most disciplined person I’ve ever met and the hardest worker that I’ve ever met,” Rushford said of her older sister. “Her being a role model for me really pushed me to excel in everything that I do.