Former Gardner Edgerton High School track standout Casey Bowen continues to excel in area pole vault competitions. The University of Kansas senior has finished first in two area street vault events this month.
Last weekend, Bowen cleared 17 feet, 9 inches to win the Just Vault Street Vault at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. The weekend prior, July 18, Bowen took first place in the Canopy Street Vault in Lincoln, Neb. He vaulted 17-feet to take first. Another GEHS alum, Kyle Wait was fast on his heels. Wait, a graduate student at Kansas State University, cleared 16-feet, 6-inches to finish in second in the Canopy Street Vault.
The pair boasts the indoor and outdoor Big 12 track titles in pole vault. Bowen won the 2014 Big 12 indoor track pole vault title. Wait won the 2014 Big 12 outdoor track title.
The pair will join former teammate Kyle Stubler at the Gardner street vault event on Aug. 1.