Gevinski sixth in pole vault at state qualifier

Pole vaulters are a different breed — in more ways than one.

For one thing, there aren’t many other sporting activities in which opponents actually cheer each other on. Pole vaulters share a sort of camaraderie, regardless of school affiliation.

“Everyone wants everyone to go higher and higher,” Riverhead High School senior Kyle Gevinski said. “It’s competitive, but it’s not cutthroat competitive.”

Well, there was a good deal of cheering going on, from competitors and non-competitors alike Wednesday night when the top high school pole vaulters in Suffolk County gathered at Shoreham-Wading River High School for the pole vaulting phase of the Section XI indoor state qualifier.

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