GREAT FALLS — Make it two titles in two years for Conrad sophomore Breauna Erickson.
Erickson won the State B girls pole vault on Thursday evening at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls with a vault of 11 feet. Erickson attempted to set a new State B record at 11-04, which would break the mark of 11-03 set by Red Lodge's Carter Theade in 2013, but narrowly missed on all three attempts.
"I just repeat what I have to do in my head, focus on my technique and that's all really you can do," Erickson said. "I can't worry about where the bar is at, I just have to worry about how I can get over it."
Erickson was flawless before missing at the potential record-breaking height. She entered at 9-00 and found herself a two-time champion after clearing 10-06.
"I got to conversate with the other vaulters. It's a really cool community. We all kind of got along, even though we don't really know each other," Erickson said. "It was really cool watching everybody vault, see how they warm-up and do their business."
Huntley Project's Brynn Wandle finished second and Glasgow's Eve Stone third, making the top three placers all sophomores.