Erin Winters isn’t much over five feet tall. But the heights to which she has elevated herself are higher than any other female Cedar ever.
Strike that. Winters has vaulted herself higher than any other female student-athlete in the history of Lebanon County track and field.
On Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium, during the PIAA Track and Field Championships, Winters captured a fourth-place medal in the girls’ Class AAA pole vault. The Lebanon High junior cleared 12-0, but couldn’t get to the 12-6 height that winner Bridget Guy of Hempfield Area attained.
By reaching 12-0, Winters matched her personal best. It is a mark that no other girl in the history of Lebanon County pole vaulting has ever achieved.
But being the locale’s best ever isn’t good enough for Winters. She has stated that she would like to hit 13-0 before her career ends next season.
Earlier this spring, Winters had claimed the gold medal at the District Three Class AAA competition, also at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium.
– Jeff Falk