High (jump) hopes: Schmidt posts 13th in Class 1A field event

Emma Poppe of Clarksville goes over the bar during Class 1A girls’ high jump competition last week. (Kristi Nixon photo)

DES MOINES – Ask Clarksville junior Ethan Schmidt what his goals were for his first state high jump experience, and of course they were to go higher.

He went out at 6 foot, 3 inches to place 13th out of 24 jumpers which was shy of his season-best of 6-5.

“It’s exciting (being here),” Schmidt said. “I was hoping to get higher, but I just didn’t get it today.”

The full story appears in the May 23 print edition of the Clarksville Star.