By Mike Lee (special to Big Country Preps)
Photos by Calvin Best, Breckenridge ISD
The pole vault and high jump often are scheduled simultaneously at invitational track and field meets because so few athletes do both events.
No problem for Braden Campbell, the Breckenridge senior who has the top marks in Region I-3A of 15 feet, 6 inches in the vault and 6-6 in the high jump.
“I normally talk to whoever is running each event and tell them that I’m in both the pole vault and high jump,” Campbell said. “Most of the time, they’re good about working with me, giving me an extra five minutes before they move up to the next height.
“A few times when they were done with the competition, they even let me vault by myself and start at whatever height I wanted.”