Emily Etter of Reno, Nevada wins girls’ pole vault at 2015 Simplot Games: Idaho’s Auby Barr finishes second

Emily Etter

Emily Etter
Photo by H. Michael Roberts

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Date
February 21, 2015
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Emily Etter of Reno, Nevada wins girls’ pole vault at 2015 Simplot Games
Idaho’s Auby Barr finishes second

 

Pocatello, Idaho – Emily Etter, a senior from Reno, Nevada, won the girls’ pole vault at 2015 Simplot Games with a height of 11’6”. Etter competes for Raise the Bar Track Club and this was her first time at Simplot Games.

 

“It’s been a long weekend and I’m actually looking at Idaho State University for school so there’s a little pressure,” Etter said. “But I knew what I was capable of so I just went out, relaxed, and attacked it.”

 

Auby Barr, sophomore from Nampa, Idaho, finished second. Although she also cleared the 11’6” mark, Etter had the edge by clearing most of her jumps on her first attempt, which determines the tie-breaker.

 

Auby Barr

Auby Barr
Photo by H. Michael Roberts

More than 2,000 athletes have come from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia to participate in the 37th annual Simplot Games. Simplot Games remains the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field event. Sponsored by the J.R. Simplot Company since 1979, the Simplot Games are held at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena in Pocatello, Idaho.

 

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