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Fredericktown’s Carolyn Webster successfully jumps 5-foot-6 in the high jump event at Wednesday’s first day of the Division III regional track meet in Lancaster. Webster won the regional title with the jump.
Fredericktown’s Carolyn Webster successfully jumps 5-foot-6 in the high jump event at Wednesday’s first day of the Division III regional track meet in Lancaster. Webster won the regional title with the jump. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
May 30, 2013 11:50 am EDT

 

LANCASTER — Fredericktown Freddies’ high jumper Carolyn Webster leaped beyond her own personal best, nearly smashed through a meet record and landed in a state tournament berth for the second year in a row.

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Webster’s performance in the high jump topped area athletes on Day 1 of the 2013 Division III Regional Track and Field Championships at Fairfield Union High School on Wednesday.

With a leap of 5-feet-6, Webster sailed over the competition, besting second-place Tess Burns of Manchester by two inches.

“This is my best day ever,” said Webster. “I’ve attempted 5-6 before, I think, only twice. That one jump, I took a mental jump and I went through the steps. I went fast, I jumped and I made it and it felt amazing.”

That wasn’t enough for the sophomore, who took a try at the meet record (5-7.5), nearly clearing it on the first of three attempts. On the last two jumps she was clearly tired and missed both jumps, but still got a round of applause from the entire crowd.

 

 

 

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