Leaps and bounds: Francis visits East Ridge pole vault camp
Fourth grader Elena Dexheimer made a run up toward the pit, stuck her pole in the ground and came barreling into the padding.
As she got up, Shawn Francis called her over and gave her a few tips.
Dexheimer took the news and raced back in line to take her next crack at a vault.
And when she went again she went just a few inches higher into the air before again tumbling into the padding.
“There you go,” Francis said. “Wasn’t that better?”