Recent Grand Haven graduate Jordan Keefe ran into some tough competition on the second day of the Grand Haven Beach Vault on Saturday at the Grand Haven City Beach.
Keefe, who is Grand Haven’s school record-holder in the pole vault at 12 feet and will compete at Michigan State University next season, cleared a respectable height of 11-6 in Saturday’s Elite High School Women’s division, yet it was good for only a tie for seventh place. The winner was Autumn Conn, who was representing theFlying Dragons Pole Vaulting club. The club hails from central Illinois, and featured a number of strong performances in several different divisions at the event.
Following Conn’s height, there were four other athletes in the division who cleared 12 feet.
Another local vaulter who fared well on Saturday was Spring Lake’s Paige Rubleski, who tied for sixth in the 14-and-under division with a vault of 8-9.
Other winners from Saturday’s action included:
Master Women’s Division: Kristyn Buck, unattached, 9-6
Master Women’s Division: Jake Conn, unattached, 15-0
14U Men’s Division: Adam Coulon, Flying Dragons Pole Vaulting Club, 14-0
14U Women’s Division: Brehanna Showers, KP Athletics, 10-9
College Women’s Division: Kiley Tobel, unattached, 12-9
College Men’s Division: Brian Hancock, unattached, 16-9
Elite High School Men’s Division: Kyle Johnston, Flying Johnstons, 15-0
by: Nate Thompson