State track and field: Austin’s Hansen and Marsh reach the podium

Austin junior Sydney Marsh also got on the state podium for the first time as she finished fifth in the pole vault, but it didn’t come without a little drama. Marsh was on her third her nerves to make her attempt, she cleared the height of 11 feet to tie her personal record, until the wind blew the bar off again. After a short discussion, the judges ruled that Marsh’s vault would count.
“I really needed to focus on my vault and when it came down I really did not know if it was going to count or not,” Marsh said.
Julia Fixsen of Mounds View won the pole vault with a height of 11-6. That is the height, which is also the same as the AHS school record, Marsh will be chasing next year.

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