Del Oro vaulter heads to Jr. Olympics

Lance Huber hopes to peak at national championship meet.

Del Oro senior-to-be Lance Huber, one of the top ranked age group boys pole vault athletes, has qualified to return to the USA National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

Huber, along with other USA Track & Field elite athletes around the country, will be in action for the upcoming big national met set July 25-31 at Sacramento State.

The national meet is the most visible youth athletic development program in the world.  Many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers at these championships.

“It’s been a very long season and it’s my final big event before my last year at Del Oro ,” said Huber. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

Starting his season at the Indoor National competitions in January and continually competing and training full time over at Curt Roth’s Vaulting Facility in Granite Bay, Huber is trained and ready to compete.

His last major event was in June at the High School State Meet Championship Finals where he placed in the top 10 in the State of California.

Being an Olympic year and having the events 50th Anniversary here in Sacramento adds to the excitement. In addition,  a recruit spotlight will add to the gala as many college coaches from all around the nation will be out to scout their future team’s next track stars.

 “I’ve been peaking and clearing new 16-17 foot heights at practice but at this unpredictable event you learn to just take it one jump at a time” added Huber.

Huber has a silver medal under his belt from a Junior Olympic competition a few years back at the Championships in Baltimore, MD.  Now at the 17-18 year division,  this will be his last shot at a Junior Olympic Gold Medal.  It looks like the sky is truly the limit for this Golden Eagle.



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