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Four Keydets Take Part in UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit
RENO, Nev. – Nicole Harding posted a collegiate best clearance, leading a quartet of VMI Keydets participating Saturday in the competition portion of the 2011 UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev.
Harding cleared 3.30 meters (10’9 ¾”), as did her high school training partner, Kate Collins, and fellow Keydet Jennifer Sing. The fourth member of the quartet, Carrie Wortham, cleared the bar at 3.20 meters (10’6”).
The Pole Vault Summit is a national gathering designed to teach and enhance pole vault knowledge at many different levels. The Summit features both a competition portion and a teaching clinic portion, with the clinic including several former world record holders and coaches known worldwide, all discussing the specifics of pole vaulting.
“I think this was an unbelievable experience, and a great venue for these four cadets,” said VMI head coach Darrin Webb, who was with the group. “I’m very happy with how they worked together in a very stressful environment, and came away with four solid performances. I know each of them probably wanted to clear one more bar, but that is always the case. This group is dedicated and ready to continue to push each other to achieve additional success, and I believe they are very close to doing just that.”