Chalk up Squalicum pole vaulter Kirsten Webber’s name in the record books. Again.
Records are meant to fall and Webber does a good time of shattering them.
The senior cleared 13 feet, 3 inches and nearly topped 13-06 to break the Class 2A state championships record of 13-0, which she put up last year.
While it was off her personal best of 13-06.5, Webber was all smiles after the event, which also is exactly how she is while competing.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
“I actually was really happy with my day,” Webber said. “It was a really good day form-wise for me and of course champion makes it all better.”
Webber now has three state titles in the pole vault to her name, and she’ll take those championships to Trinity Western University next fall.
“It’s amazing,” Webber said. “This is the best way to end it.”
Webber, as she often is, was the last one standing in the 2A girls’ pole vault.
Webber was alone for 13 feet, 3 inches, which she easily cleared before moving up to 13-06 and a bigger pole.
“One of the poles I ended up blowing through — which is a good thing — is the biggest pole I’ve jumped on,” Webber said. “It was right there. ... I needed a little bit better form but it’s there.”