LAUREL--The Class A and C state track and field meet kicked off Thursday evening with Class C girls' pole vault over at Laurel High School.

Like most tournaments around the state, weather had an impact on the competition. The event was temporarily suspended due to lightning for about an hour. The vaulters also had to overcome wind, with volunteers having to hold the bar in place.

Two athletes cleared over ten feet. Alexis DeVries of Manhattan Christian easily cleared nine feet, and her final vault of ten feet was good for second place.
Kaul delivered a dominant performance for the win Thursday. She took home the title by a foot and a half and delivered the first new state record of the meet with a final vault of 11'6".