Rice pole vaulting duo more than just teammates

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by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on April 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

HOUSTON - Being a successful pole vaulter takes lots of practice. Finding that special someone to spend your life with isn’t very easy either.

Rice track stars McKenzie Johnson and Chris Pillow are lucky to have both.

Johnson is a freshman from San Diego, California. Pillow is a sophomore from Mechanicsville, Virginia.

She ranks 17th nationally in the women’s rankings and he is 12th in the men’s rankings. However, the progression of their pole vaulting skills hasn’t been as surprising as was their first encounter.

KHOU 11 Sports reporter Daniel Gotera has their story.

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