The Clovis West High senior has spent a career competing in the shadow of her twin sister Alyssa and Clovis' Jenna Prandini, but she nonetheless has been one of the area's most versatile athletes all along. She won the pole vault (12-9), placed second to her sister in the 100 high hurdles (14.36) and finished sixth in the long jump (16-11 1/4) in the section finals. She enters today's state meet ranked third all-time in the section and tied for fourth in the state this season in the pole vault at 12-9.
Question: The three vaulters ranked ahead of you in the state are all participating in the state meet, including Granite Bay's Katie Zingheim (13-4). Can you win it?
Answer: I feel pretty confident. That's a lot of competition, which will just make the meet more fun. I will be pushed.
Does your background as a cheerleader and tumbler benefit pole vaulting?
It definitely prepares body awareness, and that kind of strength corresponds to pole vaulting.
You've cleared 13 feet in practice, yet you don't take it to heart. Why?
Doesn't count. It has to be in competition.