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Reaching Over The Bar is a Family Tradition

Blue Pony Loni Waid carrying on a family pole vaulting legacy


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High's Loni Waid is one of the top pole vaulters in Class A this season. And it's no wonder, considering how vaulting has been a tradition in her family. Waid and the Blue Pony track teams will compete at the Class A state meet later this week in Laurel.

It takes a lot of different skills and attributes to be good, or even great at pole vaulting. But apparently, having the last name Waid is also a contributing factor.

The Waid family has a long history of athletic success at Havre High, in a number of different sports. However, one that seems to run in the family is the pole vault and that tradition is being carried on by Loni Waid, a senior, who will take part in her final Class A state meet this weekend in Laurel.

Compared to most high school careers, Loni Waid would stack up pretty well. She has placed at divisionals multiple times,...

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