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Franklin Regional’s Huczko tries ‘something new,’ wins WPIAL pole vault title

Winning the WPIAL Class AAA pole vault title was the furthest thing on Jo-Michelle Huczko’s mind when she decided to compete on the track and field team this spring at Franklin Regional.

“I was looking for something fun to do, so I decided to give track a shot,” Huczko said. “It looked a lot of fun, and I wanted to try something new.”

So when Huczko qualified for the WPIAL championships, she was hoping to do her best.

The junior did better than that; she won the title after clearing 11 feet. Her best mark this season is 11-2, and she was hoping for 11-6.

“I’m a little disappointed because I wanted to break my best,” Huczko said. “But I have a strained muscle in my stomach, and it slowed me down. I wasn’t feeling too great.”

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