PR’s Highlight Week One of 2012 Season

Personal bests by Kristen Petry, Shelton McLean, Samantha Olson, Marcus Blessing, and Sam Hunt started off the 2012 season with a bang.  Friday night at the Astronaut Invitational in Titusville, Kristen Petry, Cocoa Beach High School, won the girls vault competition with a personal best and school record of 11′.  She was followed by Samantha Olson, Merritt Island High School, who finished in 2nd place with a  personal best and school record of 10′.  Finishing out the girls was Amanda Rigdon, Merritt Island High School, who finished 3rd with a vault of 9′.  Corey Smith, Holy Trinity School, and Shelton McLean, Merritt Island High School, finished first and second place respectively both with a height of 13’6″ which is a personal best for Shelton.  This is the first competition for Corey representing Holy Trinity since he was diagnosed with a broken back in January of 2011.  Johnny Batch, Merritt Island High School, finished 4th with a vault of 11’6″.  Andrew Bocci, Merritt Island High School, finished 5th with a vault of 11′.  Sam Hunt, Titusville High School, set a PR of 11′ and finished in the top 8.

Marcus Blessing, Leesburg High School, opened up the season with a big PR vault of 12’6″ to win the Wildcat Open on Monday at Winter Park High School.  Sydney McWilliams, Leesburg High School, finished in third with a vault of 8’6″.

Pole Vault City is extremely proud of all the outstanding performances this week and looks forward to exciting results for the rest of the season.

Author: Bobby Haeck

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