Track & Field: Berthoud, Thompson Valley pole vaulters fly high at Spartan Spike meet

BERTHOUD — The moment of floating is the best.

The bar has been cleared, and as the pole vaulter drifts toward the mat below, that’s the part that keeps Emma Jo Briles coming back.

“You are celebrating on the way down. That’s the best part about the sport,” the Berthoud senior said at Thursday’s Spartan Spike 1 at Marr Field. “You’re going up, then you celebrate literally while you’re falling out of the air. It’s the best feeling ever.”

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