Ben Carpenter, GEHS senior , clears 14′ 6″ in the 3rd Annual Gardner Street vault Aug. 11. Carpenter was one of 49 metro area vaulters participating in the event.  Submitted photo

A record 59 vaulters from across the metro area participated in the 3rd Annual Street vault Aug.  11 in the Gardner Elementary north parking lot. Included in the nearly 14 hour exhibition were vaulters from Springfield,Mo, Wichita, and North Carolina.
In the Elite Young Mens division, seven vaulters cleared 16 feet.  Three young men cleared 16’6”.
The top performance of the day belonged to former GEHS standout and reigning Big 12 Outdoor champion Kyle Wait who won the competition with a 17’ vault on his first attempt. Other top Gardner vaults came from Casey Bowen, 16’ 6”; Ryan Weisenburger, 15’; Tommy Brady, 14’ 6”; Ben Carpenter, 14’ 6’; Connor McGuire and Kyle Stubler,  13’; Jake McIntire, 12’6”; Davis Tropansky, 10’; Abby Buie, 9’6”; and Kari Smith, 7’6”,

Ryan Weisenburger, Kyle Wait, Casey Bowen and Tommy Brady turned in top performances at the 3rd Annual Gardner Street vault held Aug. 11 in the Garner Elementary north parking lot. A record 59 vaulters from across the Metro area participated in the event. Vaulters included current Gardner Edgerton High School students as well as GEHS graduates who now compete at the collegiate level. Now in its third year, organizers anticipate increased turnout each summer. Submitted photo

Other Gardner vaulters participating were Meghan and Sydney Weatherington, Rebecca Mitchell, Morgan McIntire, Trenton Bilhimer, Kendra Wait, Anna Tropansky, and Reygan Stubler.