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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Trying to pick an outdoor track and field event in the spring of 2012, Hereford's Kaity Lynch eventually settled on the pole vault. At first, Lynch occasionally wondered about that decision. Racing down a runway with an 11- or 12-foot pole felt awkward, and there were a few shaky moments. "It was definitely scary the first couple of times," Lynch said. "But you kind of learn to trust yourself and that you know what you're doing. Once you really got used to doing it, you know you weren't going to hurt yourself.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Century junior Nick Neral placed second in the high school boys pole vault championship on Saturday at the Penn Relays. Neral, an All-Metro first-team pick after the indoor track season, vaulted 14 feet, 9 inches . Six vaulters -- including the winner, Brandon Stacy of Caravel (Del.) -- matched that mark. Tie breakers decided final places. During the indoor season, Neral won the Carroll County, region and Class 2A state titles in the pole vault. His best vault indoors was 15 feet, 4 inches.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Century junior Nick Neral placed second in the high school boys pole vault championship on Saturday at the Penn Relays. Neral, an All-Metro first-team pick after the indoor track season, vaulted 14 feet, 9 inches . Six vaulters -- including the winner, Brandon Stacy of Caravel (Del.) -- matched that mark. Tie breakers decided final places. During the indoor season, Neral won the Carroll County, region and Class 2A state titles in the pole vault. His best vault indoors was 15 feet, 4 inches.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Hereford freshman Kelly Wesolowski caught the attention of track coach Brad Duvall when training for soccer and playing that sport in the fall. Duvall believed Wesolowski could give the No. 3 Bulls a boost when she came over to track in the winter. She did just that, quickly turning into one of the area's top distance runners during the indoor track season. Wesolowski has continued to develop in outdoor track, and turned in a strong, third-place performance in the 3,200 meters during the Pikesville Track Classic on Saturday.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Even though Pikesville senior Sasha Smallwood has spent most of her high school career winning pole vault competitions, her victory Thursday night is one she'll never forget. Smallwood won her fourth consecutive Class 1A state title despite vaulting on a torn meniscus in her left knee that will require surgery in the coming days. The senior's vault of 11 feet at Morgan State ended her career in a manner that left Smallwood stunned. "I am amazingly surprised," Smallwood said as she left to go to her senior prom.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 30, 2001
Howard High's Justin Ferguson won his first Class 2A title in the pole vault yesterday when he cleared 13 feet, 6 inches at UMBC, wrapping up the state outdoor track and field meet that was rained out Sunday. Ferguson, a senior, had won the Howard County indoor pole vault championship this past winter. Middletown won the boys team competition with 74 points, followed by Urbana and Surrattsville. With Ferguson's 10 points for first place, Howard moved up one spot to sixth place with 34 points.
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By Jeff Seidel and Special To The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2010
The No. 6 Hereford girls took command about midway through Tuesday's Baltimore County indoor track championships and cruised to a fourth straight team title. But the Hereford boys took over in a different way at about the same time. No. 8 Hereford scored 18 points in both the 3,200 and pole vault just a few minutes apart to take the lead and completed the sweep with its first team title in 31 years in the meet at the 5th Regiment Armory. Mason Rivera and Ben Bemis took the top two spots in the 3,200 meters.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 28, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- The athlete wept. The corporation buckled.In the perfect world created on Madison Avenue, this does not happen. They don't serve up New Coke for the Olympics, and they don't mint imitation heroes.Yesterday, Dan O'Brien lost.One moment, he was the decathlete for the ages, a man hurtling down a pole vault runway on a world-record pace. The next, he was flopping into the pit, the bar tumbling beside him, his Olympic dream --ed in a half-empty Tad Gormley Stadium.When O'Brien failed to clear a height in the decathlon pole vault and get a score, he didn't just finish 11th in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, he took down an entire $30 million advertising campaign for Reebok.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | June 28, 1999
EUGENE, Ore. -- Rules and injuries made this a national meet without a prime-time showdown, but yesterday's finale of the USA Track and Field Championships was a compelling show for the brunch-hour crowd of 8,913 at Hayward Field.From the 9: 50 a.m. start of the pole vault, which included a U.S. record of 19 feet, 9 inches by Jeff Hartwig, to the 1: 20 p.m. finish of the women's 5,000 meters, in which Regina Jacobs became the meet's only double winner, this was the sport at its up-tempo best.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,[Special to The Sun] | February 20, 2008
LANDOVER -- Jess Huber spent much of the pole vault competition relaxing on the long bench adjacent to the runway. The North Carroll senior sat in her sweat suit, laughing and giggling while chatting with other girls during the Class 4A state championship meet. She remained relaxed when her chance finally came. Huber had little trouble winning her third consecutive state championship last night at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. "I vault better when I'm relaxed," Huber said.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Carrington Akosa Western Tech, sprints, senior Akosa won the Class 1A 200- and 400-meter state titles last spring. He also runs on relays and always gives the Wolverines points. Robert Carter Long Reach, sprints, senior Carter combined with Tosin Oyewole to help the Lightning with the Class 3A indoor state title. Carter won the state title in the 55-meter hurdles there, edging out City's Robert Miller. Ryan Forsyth Severna Park, distance, senior Forsyth won state titles in cross country and indoor track and was The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Runner of the Year during the fall season.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Pikesville coach Adam Hittner rolled the dice in the final minutes of the Class 1A indoor track state title meet last month. He told Morgan Jones to skip the 1,600-meter relay - the meet's final running event - and just participate in the pole vault, which took place around the same time. The move paid off as she finished second in the pole vault, and Pikesville still won the relay to edge out Manchester Valley by four points and capture the state championship. “It was a gamble either way, but one we were prepared to take, and having more talented and prepared athletes around certainly helps your confidence as a coach,” Hittner said.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
LANDOVER - The Pikesville and Western Tech girls each created their own bits of history at Monday's indoor track state championship meet. Pikesville scored 18 points in the final two events to edge out Manchester Valley and capture its first Class 1A state title. No. 9 Western Tech won the Class 2A crown in its first year in the division in the meet at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. The Class 3A and 4A parts of the state meet are scheduled for 4 p.m. today, also at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex - weather permitting.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Trying to pick an outdoor track and field event in the spring of 2012, Hereford's Kaity Lynch eventually settled on the pole vault. At first, Lynch occasionally wondered about that decision. Racing down a runway with an 11- or 12-foot pole felt awkward, and there were a few shaky moments. "It was definitely scary the first couple of times," Lynch said. "But you kind of learn to trust yourself and that you know what you're doing. Once you really got used to doing it, you know you weren't going to hurt yourself.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Hale Bullen Annapolis, senior Won 1,600 and 3,200 at Class 3A East regional, Anne Arundel meets Finished third in 3,200 in 3A state meet Time (4:17.03) in county event was meet record Michael Francis Digital Harbor, junior Swept the Baltimore City, 3A North regional, state titles in long jump Won city, regional titles, finished second at state meet in triple jump Bounced back after suffering broken ankle playing football last fall Nate Gainey Mount Hebron, senior Rallied to win 200 in 3A at state meet (21.90)
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
The Century and Pikesville boys took similar paths to indoor track and field state titles Monday afternoon at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. The two teams relied on depth and balance to score throughout the meet. That's a big reason No. 2 Century won its second state title in three years and why the Panthers scored their first in school history. Pikesville scored in 12 of the 13 events and finished with 110 points, outlasting Boonsboro (102) to earn the Class 1A state crown.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2005
Tim Wunderlich doesn't take any track and field lightly. Then again, running from the long jump to the shot put to the discus to the pole vault and back doesn't give the North Carroll senior any opportunity to dawdle. "It's hard for me to go through the motions because I'm running around," Wunderlich said at last night's Monocacy Valley Athletic League's Chesapeake Division championships at North Carroll High School in Hampstead. "It's meets like this that I learn what I can do." Wunderlich can do plenty as he captured the shot put (51 feet, 7 1/2 inches)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2002
Like cassette tapes and Atari, the pole vault is in danger of becoming obsolete. The pole vault has been classified as a non-scoring event for the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) in light of updated national standards regarding the size of the padding area that cushions the pole-vaulters. The pole vault will still be run among the 13 indoor and 18 outdoor events at county championships in the Baltimore metropolitan area, and at the regional and state championship meets.
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By Randy McRoberts | June 3, 2011
It was a good weekend at Morgan State University for track and field athletes from Aberdeen and Perryville high schools at the Maryland State Track and Field championships. Perryville senior Cody Richardson led the way, winning the lone state title among the locals, while a handful of other top five performances highlighted the action. After placing fourth in the 110 hurdles in 15.25, Richardson won the Class 1A state title in the 300 hurdles in 39.01. Richardson also turned in an 11th place effort in the long jump.
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By Randy McRoberts | Record staff | May 27, 2011
Following up on their UCBAC track and field crown, the Perryville boys won the Class 1A north region title last Saturday at Owings Mills High School. Led by seven first-place finishes the Panthers racked up 134 points to easily out-point runner-up Owings Mills' total of 77. The Perryville girls, meanwhile, placed third with 70 points. Harford Tech won with 149 and Western Tech was second with 138. Perryville, a well as athletes from Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, will compete in the Maryland State Track and Field Championships at Morgan State University today (Friday)
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