Legally blind pole vaulter going to State Championship

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 8:04 AM

(WHAS 11)--When she first stated she wanted to be the pole vaulter for her high school team, an Arizona teen says the coach immediately said no.

Aria Ottmueller is legally blind.

She has 20-400 vision which means what a fully sighted person can see at 400 feet away, Ottmueller has to be 20 feet away.

After training with her pole vaulting coach she's not just on the team, she's qualified for the state championships that is happening this weekend.

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