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Women's Outdoor Track & Field - Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College women's track program continues to expand with the additions of three pole vaulters from Idaho high schools, Warrior coach Mike Collins has announced.

LCSC has signed Madison Carson, who prepped at Ridgevue High School in Nampa, Bailey Price of Gooding High, and Kyra Schroeder from Idaho Falls High. All three competed at the Idaho State High School Track meet in Boise last month.

It is the first time the program has signed female athletes to compete in the pole vault.

Carson took second in the state's Class 4A meet with a vault of 10-feet, 6-inches. She also competed in the long jump where she placed fifth with a leap of 15-8.75, and she finished seventh in the 100 meters in 13.09. In just two years of competing in track, she has personal bests of 12.91 in the 100, 10-6 in the pole vault, and 16-3 in the long jump.

"Madi was on campus looking at the school and stopped by the office to meet with me," LCSC assistant coach Cyrus Hall said. "She was a competitive gymnast for years who had just started (pole) vaulting as a high school junior and immediately went 9-6. So naturally, I knew it was a no brainer that we had to have her on our team. She is a very intelligent girl, and hard working. Having been a gymnast for so many years, that shows me that this is a girl that will work hard to achieve her goals. She's improved a ton over the course of her senior year. I'm excited to have her with us for the next four years. She can excel in a number of events, and could be a member of our women's 4x100m relay."

Price capped off a solid high school track career with two medals at the state 3A meet. She placed third in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.85 seconds, and was seventh in the pole vault at 9-0. During her career, she medaled four times in the 110 hurdles, three times in the pole vault, and once as a triple jumper. She has career bests of 16.78 in the 110 hurdles, 9-6 in the pole vault, and 33-5 in the triple jump.

"Signing Bailey was goal for us," Hall said. "We are trying to take advantage of (LCSC) assistant coach Mike Kelley's pole vault expertise We believe that Bailey has the talent and ability to excel in the pole vault as a collegian. She just needs more specialization to really take herself to the next level. In addition, she will continue to hurdle and jump as well."

Schroeder also competed at the 4A meet at state. She has a personal-best of 9-0 in the pole vault and has only been competing in the event for two years.

"Kyra is a young lady that came to us after the season ended," Hall said. "She was highly recommended by her coach who believes that her best vaulting is ahead of her. After getting a chance to meet with her and see her, I believe he is right. She has the build that we are looking for in a vaulter, and she made tremendous improvement from her first year vaulting to her second year. She is a terrific student taking AP classes while competing. She will fit in well at LC both academically and athletically."