If Anandae Clark could ever get healthy, who knows what she could do.
For now, though, she'll surely take a state record in the pole vault.
The Lakeside (9 Mile Falls) senior broke a 10-year-old record Saturday at the 51st annual Pasco Invite, clearing 13 feet to win the title.
She was competing in just her third meet of the season after pulling her hamstring during warmups at a preseason jamboree.
"I know I can go higher," she said. "I haven't run out of my poles and I was still blasting through today. It's not like I can't get on a bigger pole."
Clark also is dealing with a bad ankle, a result of throwing her back out during gymnastics season.
Despite all that, she had the crowd on its feet as she broke the mark of 12-10 set by Kentlake's Stevie Marshale in 2002. Clark shattered the Pasco Invite record of 12-3, set in 2010 by Mead's Tasha Clark.
"My goal is 13-7," Clark said. "That is what the nation's leader is jumping right now."
Making Saturday even more memorable was that her coach, Paul Huffman, wasn't in attendance. He remained behind to work a junior varsity meet, so a community college coach from Spokane was helping her.
"Pasco is such a big meet to win," she said. "Thirteen feet has been my goal since my freshman year."
She also wants another state title. She has won the last three, and Lakeside girls have brought home six of the last seven.
Richland's Elizabeth Quick was in the hunt for the state record with Clark, but bowed at 12-4, still good for second place. Quick also took third in the high jump.
No state record this day: Newport shot putter Aaron Castle came into Saturday's meet hoping to throw a state record.
He left with a first-place plaque and a sore wrist.
"I tweaked my wrist a bit on my first throw," he said. "I still threw all right. I can't be unhappy."
Castle, who will attend the University of Arizona in the fall, told The Spokesman Review he hoped to break Mt. Tahoma's Vince Goldsmith's state record of 69-11 set in 1977.
Castle said he iced it for about an hour after the shot put and that it is already feeling better. He plans to compete later this week.
Local girls finish strong: Kennewick's Angelique Whistocken came up just short in the javelin, taking second place with a throw of 127 feet, 4 inches.
Richland's Chelsea McClammer was second in the 100-meter combined wheelchair race in 20.03 and won the 800 combined race in 2:28. Moses Lake's Alysha Overland was third in the 300 hurdles in 45.46.
Outstanding boys: Mead's Wes Bailey nearly matched Kamiakin's Ellie Heiden.
Bailey won the 200 (21.72), the 400 (48.69) and anchored the winning 4x100 relay in 42.48. For his efforts, Bailey was named the Male Outstanding Athlete of the meet.
Mead also won the team title, finishing with 68.42 points. Wenatchee was second with 55 points.
Sophomore Isaiah Brandt-Sims led Wenatchee with victories in the 100 and the 4x400 relay. He took second in the 200, just .02 seconds behind Bailey.
Curtis high jumper Dakarai Hightower continued to impress, clearing 6-10 to win that title.