Brooke Probst and Reagan Gibson each medaled for Indian Creek on Thursday at the Class 1A State Track and Field Championships in Charleston.
Probst took fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.57 meters, while Gibson was fifth in the pole vault, clearing 3.33 meters.
“We thought [Probst] competed well,” coach K.C. McCarty said. “There was good competition out there, and they had to battle the temperature as much as the girls they were out there with. She came out calm and her first few jumps were good. The attempt she was out on she got over the bar but narrowly missed.”
Probst also took 21st in the triple jump, clearing 9.56 meters.
McCarty said temperatures in Charleston were about 90 degrees with plenty of sun and humidity. That made things even more complicated for Gibson – who had to wait 40 minutes between vaults at one point.
“She was just so calm and collected all day,” McCarty said. “The first flight of the pole vault took three and a half hours. She had to sit and wait in the sun for 40 minutes until she could jump against and it didn’t phase her. She ended up in fifth place, which is awesome.”
Caroline Bend took 20th in the pole vault, clearing 2.89 meters. She also was 12th in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 12:19.26.
McCarty said Bend and Jolee Larsen did a good job keeping their own pace in the 3,200. Larsen was 10th with a season-best 12:14.26, despite splitting time between soccer and track this fall.
“Having done soccer all year she didn’t get to train much,” McCarty said. “She went out and ran her race. She and Caroline ran the race together and set a good pace. The lead pack came out so fast, and they did a good job keeping their pace.”