Persevering through the pain

Photo by Zack EldridgeLa Porte high jumper Evan Nelson, who's had a lingering left knee injury most of the year, qualified for state after earning a leap of 6-4 1/2, shattering his previous personal record by two-and-a-half inches in the Valparaiso Regional last Thursday.

La PORTE — For Evan Nelson, it's been a long, arduous road to state.

The La Porte senior high jumper has been suffering from a nagging injury most of this season to his left knee, his jump leg.

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