This morning my dad, my coach, and I set out to Sacramento State for the Mondo Invitational… Right now we’re driving home…

I left this morning a 3.83 vaulter… Right now I’m returning a 4.00m jumper!

After a dissappointing no-height last week at Stanford, I was determined to learn how to compete again.  It’s interesting switching to unattached competition, and just like there’s a transition from high school to collegiate track, there is a transition from collegiate to post-collegiate.  Today I focused on running aggressively down the runway. Confidence plays a huge part in performance.  If you come into any situation with a belief that you are equipped for success you have 100% more of a chance to succeed than if you come into that same situation with doubt.  I believe that is why God so often reminds us that He is our source of strength.  He knows we need the confidence that He is on our side, and “if He is for us who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).  He reminds Joshua to be “strong and courageous” because He is with him wherever he goes (Dueteronomy 1). Paul reminds us to “be strong in the Lord, and the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6). All these have one thing in common: God.  Because of Him I have strength; He teaches me to have confidence.

Let’s just say I’M STOKED on clearing 4m and really looking forward to bigger poles, higher heights, and more smiles! Thanks be to God for giving me success today! And thanks to everyone who supports me in every way!