Geneva’s Bri Aveni breaks Mount Union pole vault mark

Even Bri Aveni admits her freshman season for the Mount Union track and field team didn’t go as planned.

“I never thought that I would make it this far, but now I’m her I want to keep going higher,” the freshman said after the Ohio Athletic Conference outdoor championships on Saturday.

Aveni, a Geneva, graduate, broke the school pole-vault with a mark of 12-feet, 4-inches on the first day of the conference championships Friday in Westerville. That also gave her first place.

“The outdoor season really wasn’t going as well as I wanted and I was working on a ton of technical stuff so that I could jump the heights I’ve been working for all year,” she said. “Meet day came and I felt really good in warm-ups and felt ready to jump and I finally put everything together and had a perfect meet.”

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