Makayla Linebarger, Reed Track and Field
Reed’s senior pole vaulter shattered the state record on Saturday at the 45th Annual Fallon Elks Invitational. Linebarger cleared a height of 13-06, nearly a whole foot higher than the previous record of 12-08, set by Wooster’s Alexis Romero three years ago. Her jump is good for the third best in the entire nation this year. Linebarger’s effort helped the Reed girls roll to the title in the 24-team event. The Raiders finished with 122 team points. Runner-up Damonte Ranch had 66.
The Scheels Athlete of the Week is announced every Tuesday throughout the athletic calendar. The winner receives a $50 gift card to Scheels.