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Vaulting Forward: Grant Romero

Breaux Bridge, LA (KADN) — Breaux Bridge season Grant Romero had his best finish every in the pole vault in March. He finished third out of seven people, but a few jumps later, Grant injured his right foot.

“I came down and landed in the box on the side of my right foot and I thought it was very badly sprained at first,” Romero said. “A few weeks later though the pain was still there after like two months and they found out I had three stress fractures.”

That was the only meet of the year. The pandemic canceled the rest of track and field season in Louisiana.

“Hearing that it was ended for my senior year I took it very hard,” Romero explained. “I was depressing thinking about all I could have done so much better throughout the year.”

Grant is the valedictorian at Breaux Bridge. Being smart in the classroom paid off pole vaulting because it helped him focus. Now he is headed the National Guard next year and the University of Louisiana so he has basic training to prepare for.

“Even if I wasn’t in the national guard, I feel like it is your duty to keep your body quick and agile,” Romero said.

Grant finished with a 4.0 GPA all four years at Breaux Bridge. He started pole vaulting in middle school.