“The whole Dempsey Center wanted to see a national class jumper perform this weekend,” said head coach Stan Kerr.
Monterola wasn’t the only women’s vaulter to have a big meet. Robin Taylor earned herself a new personal record of 12-6 1/4, good enough to be one of Eastern’s seven athletes who qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships.
The championships will be held in Flagstaff, Ariz., Feb. 24-25
“Robin is a talented vaulter,” said Kerr. “We’ve been watching her develop for a bit, and she finally punched through her plateau. She came off the pit with a mile-wide grin on her face. She’ll never forget that feeling. 13 feet is her next goal.”