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Pehler Ties School Pole Vault Record

Update: New School Record for Girls Pole Vault 10.9 1/2 at our Home Track Meet! 

Casidi Pehler, a sophomore, tied the school pole vault record at the first meet of the season, making her the youngest to ever get the record at Arcadia High School!  She made her final attempt of 10’6” at the indoor Northern Badger Invite in Menomonie on Saturday, March 26th.  To make this even more special, she tied the record held by her Coach, Taryn McKeeth. 

McKeeth said, “We won’t be tied for long. This was our first meet of the season so it won’t be long until she is getting 11 feet!”  Taryn got the school record when she was Junior in 2008.  Her coach was Jason Wenzlaff who also was a great pole-vaulter.  She said she learned everything as a coach from him. 

Casidi plays on the Raiders softball team as well, making her a two-sport spring athlete.  But it does not affect her performance in either one.  Track Head Coach, Tim Braunschweig said, “She practices for each sport everyday and will even do workouts when she has a softball game.  She works closely with all of her coaches to make it work and gives 100% to both sports.”

Coach McKeeth added, “Casidi has worked extremely hard to complete in 2 sports at once. Last year she joined pole vault at the end of the season and was instantly good at it. She was only able to compete in two meets last year. We knew from practice that she was able to vault 10 feet as a freshman which is very unusual. I have no doubt that Casidi will do amazing this year and her future in pole vault looks bright! 

Her softball coach, Coach Bjorge agrees, “Casidi is a tremendous athlete that has an impeccable work ethic!  She is involved in 2 sparing sports and excels at both through hard work and dedication! On top of being a great athlete she is an even better person!!”

Way to go, Casidi!  We are Raider Proud of you!  Keep working towards your goals!