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Raising The Bar! Olson Wins 2A High Jump

Des Moines, Iowa — Sheldon sophomore Maddie Olson treated the crowd to a show in the Class 2A high jump.

Olson won the competition by clearing 5-9, which ties her for No. 15 on the state’s all-time list and is the best jump at the state meet since Alexis Conaway of MOC-Floyd Valley cleared 5-9 in 2014.

KIWA Sports had a chance to talk with Maddie at the Orab welcome home Saturday afternoon and asked about being in such rare air and got a humble response.

We asked when she thought a state title was a possibility.

Maddie attributes her success to a lot of things beyond just herself.

Finally we asked if she found the high jump  or the high jump found her.

Olson missed three tries at 5-11 1/4, which would have been the 2A state meet record and put her No. 1 nationally. Before those misses at the end, Olson began the competition with nine straight clearances.

Defending champion Kiersten Fisher of Southeast Valley was second at 5-5.

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