Freier flies to fourth district title

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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After setting the American high school indoor and outdoor records, Northwest’s Desiree Freier completed another impressive feat Wednesday.

The Lady Texan senior captured her fourth straight district pole vault title, clearing 14 feet at the 4-5A meet at Texan Stadium.

“It’s awesome. I just strive to be the best I can be,” Freier said.

Ready to Fly

READY TO FLY – Northwest senior Desiree Freier takes off down the ramp in the pole vault Wednesday at the District 4-5A meet. The defending 5A state champion cleared 14 feet to win district for a fourth time. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

The 14 feet was a little more than 3 inches shy of the outdoor record she set at the Texas Relays March 29. She also cleared 14-2.75 at the New Balance Nationals indoor meet in March.

“I jumped decent with the weather,” Freier said. “The wind was blowing me sideways. It was crazy.”

Freier made three attempts at 14-6 after clearing 14.

“They were decent attempts,” she said.

Freier, the two-time defending Class 5A state champion, moves on to compete in the area meet next week. She said she’s looking forward to competing on the way to what she hopes is a fourth trip to Austin and the state meet.

“I’ve been working hard, and I’m ready for the next bar,” Freier said.


With 300 meters left in Wednesday’s 3200-meter race, Cassidy Adams made her move and passed Southlake Carroll’s Samantha Young.

Adams held on to take second place in 11 minutes and 28 seconds.

“I just wanted to win,” Adams said. “Everything was burning but I kept telling myself I have to go.”

Adams, a recent move-in from San Diego, turned in her personal best in the event.

She also took second in the 1600, running 5:21.21.

Southlake Carroll’s Antigone Archer won both events.

Northwest senior Kellee McCann, a two-time state qualifier, was injured and couldn’t run at the district meet.

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