North Webster High School’s Peyten Ware won the LHSAA Indoor Track and Field Division II girls pole vault state championship Saturday in Baton Rouge at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House.
Ware, a Northwestern State signee, vaulted 11-1.75. She also finished fourth in the Division II long jump with a best of 16-7.25.
After Ware collected her gold medal and stepped off the awards podium, she crossed the track to hug her father, North Webster head football coach John Ware.
“He cried,” Peyten said of her father. “He probably won’t like me saying that, but he cried. This was my biggest dream, and his.”