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FEATURE: Breck’s Campbell a rare dual threat in pole vault and high jump

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.”

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FEATURE: Relaxed, confident, Buckaroos just having fun

Even before they had pulled off a stunning upset of Brock on Friday night, there were whispers that the 2019 Breckenridge baseball team was one of the best the Buckaroos have ever fielded. 

Friday’s 3-0 win over the top-ranked Eagles might confirm it in the long run, though a 19-2-1 start may suffice in the view of some. 

In the meantime, first-year coach Kevin Bartley’s crew is bringing a noticeable level of relaxed confidence to the table in a season where one of their primary goals from the outset was to simply enjoy the game. 

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