On certain days during this month, Allie Krugman has spent her time at Pepperdine University. It's a break from the norm, something she can use as she intensely works on the pole vault.
At Pepperdine, she can escape, studying film with others as part of the digital filmmaking camp. She now knows how to shoot a short film.
A live camera might be needed for Krugman today. It could provide entertainment, maybe even a happy ending.
Krugman, an incoming senior at Newport Harbor High, will compete in the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Sacramento.
While much of the action that occurs today could be ideal for a film, Krugman's story begins much earlier.
With regard to the pole vault, Krugman faced a disadvantage when she first started practicing the pole vault as a freshman.
In junior high, she mainly competed in high jump and long jump. You would think that would help. But actually, the elite vaulters usually have a background in gymnastics. Krugman dabbled as a kid, but just for fun.