Mary Nebrich: An Elite West Davidson High School High Jumper
TYRO – Mary Nebrich’s high flying track career nearly never got off the ground. Long before the West Davidson High School (WDHS) senior star became the top ranked high jumper in the state, a ninth-grade hip injury left Nebrich wondering if she ever would fly as high as her coach thought she could do.
Three years after her abbreviated introduction to the sport, Nebrich has cleared both physical and mental hurdles on her way to becoming the person to be beat in the high jump.
“In the moments leading up to the injury, I was really enjoying the high jump,” said Nebrich, “I was having fun until it happened, then I was devastated. I never thought I would get to the point where I am. I never had that confidence but this season has really been exciting. I never saw it in my future.”