Ever watched someone pole vault and wondered how that person flings themselves through the air using a stick?
We did. And thankfully, one of the best pole vaulters in Colorado, Chloë Woest, lives in Fort Collins and was willing to show us how it works.
Woest, a senior at Fossil Ridge High School who finished second at the Class 5A state track meet a year ago and is the favorite to win the pole vaulting title this week, allowed us to attach a couple of GoPros to her to help explain the process of launching yourself 12 feet in the air. Watch the video above to see a first-person view of what it’s like to pole vault and learn how it works.
Stay tuned to Coloradoan.com throughout the week with advance and live coverage of the state track meet that runs Thursday-Saturday at JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood.