Loy Norrix pole vaulter steps out from brother’s shadow to set program record

KALAMAZOO, MI – As a freshman, Zach Skinner’s only goal was to carve his own path as a Kalamazoo Loy Norrix athlete.

Four years later, the senior’s unexpected route has ensured a legacy in the Knights’ track program.

Skinner broke his own school record during Friday’s Division 1 regional meet at Lansing Waverly by clearing 15 feet on the pole vault, eclipsing his previous-best of 14-6 from May 9, which topped the 23-year-old Loy Norrix mark of 14-4 mark set by James Ford in 1995.

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