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Taylor Wiebke

Updated: 05/14/2014 8:21 PM
Created: 05/14/2014 6:03 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Coming into the season, Kasson-Mantorville junior Taylor Wiebke's goal was to clear five-foot-nine in the high jump.

"That qualifies for the national meet, and that would have been awesome to just get that," Wiebke said.

Two weeks ago at the Mayo Invitational, she fell an inch short of setting the state high jump record of five-foot-eleven.

"It wasn't that disappointing because I already got my PR, so it was just fun to try," said Wiebke.

However, she did break the school long jump record of seventeen-foot-three.

"It's just been a wild ride these last few weeks," Komets head coach Erik Myer said.

Wiebke says she was confident she would break the high jump state record at some point this year.

What she didn't know is that it would come the very next week.

"No, I didn't know I would get it the meet after, so that was cool," said Wiebke.

"When she gets to that level, you just know something special is going to happen. She broke two school records in a matter of 6 days," Myer said.

Wiebke has finished first in the high jump at every meet this year.

"All of the pressure was off when I made five-foot-nine, so it was just jumping to get the extra height," said Wiebke.

At last year's state tournament, she placed second. This year, she already has the state record, so all that is left is a state title.

"After watching her jump this week, I think she'll settle for nothing less than first," said Myer.

"I know I can place high with the jumps that I've had, so I'm really looking forward to it and the competition there too is always great," Wiebke said.



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