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She's flying high and blind

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

High school pole vaulter Aria Ottmueller is flying blind.

She soars over the bar, but can't see it.

She's legally blind and has no depth perception or peripheral vision.

But she's qualified for the Arizona state track and field championships.

Her coach at Valley Christian High, Perry Fraley, says he wouldn't let her try pole vaulting at first.

But she kept asking and he finally said yes.

Fraley tells a local television station that he never thought she would qualify for state this year.

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