HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Sometimes a ticket being punched to state comes down to just a few inches.
That was the case for Tomball's Rachel Maciejeski.
The then-sophomore cleared 11-feet-6 inches at the Region III-5A Meet, which ended up being four inches short of clinching a spot at state.
"It was heartbreaking getting third," Maciejeski said. "Wanting to be there at state but I've improved a lot this year and so we're hoping for good things."
The improvement has been noticeable this year.
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