Note: This story was updated at 11 a.m.
Anderson County sophomore Brittany Bishop won the state championship in the girls’ pole vault on Wednesday.
Bishop cleared 12 feet at the 2017 TSSAA Girls’ Track State Championships at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
She had been the second-seeded pole vaulter, behind senior Taylor Pickett of Brentwood.
Pickett finished second on Wednesday. She also cleared 12 feet.
Bishop had a miss at 11-06, but then she and Pickett both cleared 12 feet. But Bishop did it first. Pickett missed it on her first of three tries.
Bishop and Pickett were the final two jumpers starting at about 11 feet.
Anderson County Coach Al Rodd said Bishop has led pole vaulters for much of the year, but Pickett had recently passed her, clearing 12-02 and 12-04. Bishop had cleared 12 feet at the Dale Legg Invitational earlier this year. [Read more…]