When the final running event at the Branson Invitational track and field meet ended on Thursday evening, the action was far from over.
There was plenty of excitement to come.
The pole vault runway became the center of attention, as Branson High School junior Reagan Ulrich took aim at the goal he has had since his first day of practice as a freshman.
He has had his eyes on the 5-meter mark for years. That translates to roughly 16 feet, 4¾ inches.