Field events are going to be a strong suit on the girls' side this season
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Virginia Beach, VA-
We all knew the clout that our distance runners packed on their weekend trip to the east coast. But we must not overlook some of the outstanding efforts from the field by the young women.
Jayden Ulrich kicked off her season with attitude inside the expansive Virginia Beach Sports Center. The Indiana University-bound senior from East Alton-Wood River HS launched a 49-foot shot put effort on her first throw which would have been US#1 but ruled a foul for touching the toe ring (not going on or over it). To add insult to injury, the throw resulted in a sore foot for the remainder of the competition. Still, Ulrich was able to muster enough strength to propel several throws over 43-feet including a second-round winner of 43'7.75" and a consolation prize of US#8.
Coming into the 2021 indoor season, Windsor Roberts was billed as the state's all-time leader in the pole vault. The Tri-Valley senior just wanted to get on the board in her first meet of the season. Roberts entered the game at 11-feet and cleared it with ease.
Chloe Timberg of Central Bucks West, PA had the meet of her life and won going away with a US#3 13'4.5". Roberts took second with a solid 12'6" (US#21) and attempted 13-feet. Her better days are ahead of her and that is a deadly proposition for the competition.