OMAHA — The Class D boys pole vault was one of the deeper events at Friday’s state meet at Omaha Burke High School. Ten vaulters eclipsed the 13-foot mark. And four of those were Tribland athletes.
But when all was said and done, it was Sutherland’s Connor Floyd that took the gold medal, clearing 14 feet, 2 inches. Bruning-Davenport/Shickley’s Aaron Mick took third (13-10) after misses were taken into account to determine second place.
“Coming in, I knew there were people that had jumped higher than me, but I wasn’t too worried about it,” Mick said. “I just wanted to come out and have fun and do my best. That’s what I did, I got a new PR again and I couldn’t really ask for anything else.”
Friday’s event marked the first time in 10 years a member of the Mick family didn’t win gold in the pole vault, but Aaron is pleased with his effort. His dad, and the Eagles’ pole vault coach, told Aaron he had no reason to feel down about third place.