Daisy and I were both in the 2nd of 3 flights of females. Our flight consisted of 17 females, so our warm-up time felt rushed with so much wasted time spent in line. Daisy started at 9 feet, and ended with making 10 feet for the day, which was only her second time in competition clearing that height, so that was exciting! I came in at 10 feet. The majority of the day just felt “off” and it was tough trying to coach myself and remove emotions from it. I made a very ugly 10’ and 10’6”. Nothing felt right, and I kept trying to adjust the standards to match my inconsistency and it was just rough. I doubted my decisions.
After 3 misses at 11 feet, I bought a 4th attempt and squeaked my way over it. I told myself to get my act together. I now had 3 attempts at 11’6”. The first 2 attempts were worthless. The third could have potentially been a make if I had set the standards deeper. Looking back through videos, I can see that nothing was going well with my vaults that day, and that’s frustrating. I was also vaulting on brand new poles for the first time, and I think I would have been better off if I had just moved down a pole for competition. Again, these decisions would have been more easily made with the help of a coach.
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