Hannah Moses: Vaulting Into The Future


At last year’s state track and field meet, current senior Hannah Moses set a new school record and pole vaulted 11’ 9 to win her the first place title. Last fall, Moses had to undergo shoulder surgery and faced other small injuries along with it that left her unable to compete and posed a big challenge for Moses. “Just coming back from a shoulder surgery last fall has created a ton of obstacles to get through,” she said.

Not only did this injury cause physical challenges, but it also started to take a toll on her mental health. “Not being able to compete had a huge effect on my mental health and it was very challenging to keep a positive outlook”, Moses said. However, Moses has been able to remain optimistic and is ready to be back and stronger than ever. “I feel although it sucks at the time, it makes you a better athlete and competitor.”

Support from others has also allowed Moses to make progress with her recovery. “The support of my friends and teammates has helped me so much to stay positive and keep progressing back to normal,” She said.

Recovering from injury is not the only thing Moses has had to work hard for. In 2021, Moses was unable to even qualify for state, which made winning the last title even more special. “I worked super hard to get from the mid range bottom, to PRing almost every meet and lastly at state which got me the title.” said Moses. “I found my love for pole vault and I had so much fun doing it.”

After graduation this year, Moses is planning to continue her track and field journey at the University of Montana and is planning to study exercise science. “I am super excited to be able to continue improving my vaults and sprints! I’m also excited to meet all of my new teammates and continue being coached by some awesome people.”

Moses knows that the switch from high school to college sports will not be easy and she will have to continue to work hard for her improvements and success. “I do think the transition from high school sports to the college level will be challenging, but at the same time, very rewarding,” She said.

Not only is Moses ready to face whatever challenges may get thrown her way, but she is looking forward to it. “The next four years will definitely be a grind, but I’m here for it.”