The North Bend Eagle


Lux adds name to record, Walla raises own

by Nathan Arneal
Published 4/16/14

The assault on the NBC girls track and field record book continued in West Point last Tuesday [April 8, 2014].

Cassidy WallaWalla

Allison LuxLux

Cassidy Walla has had her name on the record board for a couple of years now, but she has made it a habit of pushing the NBC pole vault record to new heights. Last Tuesday, she cleared 10-8 on her second attempt, bettering her old record of 10-6. She then became the first Tiger vaulter to attempt 11 feet.

“I had a couple good attempts at that,” she said, “but I need to move up to the next size pole. When I move up it will help a lot because now I’m going over my pole height.”

Sophomore Allison Lux cleared a personal best in the high jump for the third straight meet, and this time it was enough to tie the school record. She cleared 5-5 on her final attempt, equalling the school record set in 1993 by Kendra Voss. The hihg jump record was certainly on Lux’s agenda this year.

“I thought maybe I’d get it at the end of the year,” Lux said, “but to get it at the beginning, it’s kind of shocking.”

Neither athlete is satisfied with stopping at a school record.

“I want to make it to state and beat the state (meet) record which is 11-6.25, I believe,” Walla said. “Then the Class C record is 11-8. I want to get both of those this year.”

Lux isn’t being so modest with her goals.

“Six foot,” the sophomore high jumper said. “I know it’s a crazy goal, but...”
The all-class state record is 5-11.

Lux and Walla are just two of the four Tiger girls on the current team to own school records, joining Sam Dirkschneider (shot and disc) and Alexis Allgood (triple jump).

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