October 31, 2014

Outdoor pole vault competition set for August 2 in Gardner

Devlin Specht, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, cleared a personal best 11-feet in competition at the St. Theresa Invitational last weekend.  Submitted photo
Devlin Specht, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, cleared a personal best 11-feet in competition at the St. Theresa Invitational last weekend.  Submitted photo

Devlin Specht, a Gardner Edgerton High School freshman, cleared a personal best 11-feet in competition at the St. Theresa Invitational last weekend. Submitted photo

The Gardner track club in conjunction with the Johnson County Fair, the city of Gardner and USD 231 will present an outdoor pole vault competition Aug. 2 in the Gardner Elementary School parking lot.
On site registration begins at noon Aug. 2 and a free bungee jump starts at noon to 12:30 p.m. Vaulting with a crossbar begins at 1 p.m., and a progressive crossbar begins at 5-feet.
There are no age restrictions and boys and girls will vault together based on personal records. Group one includes vaulters with 9-foot, 6-inch personal best. Group two vaulters with 9-foot, 6-inch to 13-foot best and group three will showcase elite male vaulters with minimum 13-foot, 6 -inch personal best.

Karli Smith and Devlin Specht competed in the United Invitational Pole Vault at St. Theresa’s high school last weekend.  Submitted photo

Karli Smith and Devlin Specht competed in the United Invitational Pole Vault at St. Theresa’s high school last weekend. Submitted photo

The cost is $35 with all proceeds benefiting the Gardner track club. Vaulters will get a free t-shirt with paid registration, size limitations will apply.
For more information contact Thane Nonamaker at (913)302-2140 or email nonamakert@usd231.com.

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