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Freier flies to another record

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, April 19, 2014

Northwest senior Desiree Freier once again flew to a record Thursday afternoon.

The record-setting pole vaulter broke her own American High School record, clearing 14-6 at the Class 5A 4/5 Area Meet in Coppell.

“I don’t believe it,” Freier said in a phone interview. “I watch the video and say ‘That’s not me.’”

Freier set her American outdoor record at 14-3.25 at the Texas Relays last month in Austin.

With a light rain falling in Coppell Thursday, officials moved the pole vault indoors. Freier then flew to the record.

“I came in with a good mindset and had a good warm-up,” Freier said.

She is hoping to have the effort counted as the new indoor record. She already set the indoor record earlier this year at 14-2.75 at the New Balance Nationals.

“They had an official there,” Freier said. “I don’t know if they will count it as an indoor record because it was supposed to be an outdoor meet. They will submit it.”

After claiming the area title, the two-time 5A state champion advances to regional where her aim is now 14-9 and possibly 15-1.

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