Indoor Track: Westminster’s Joey Petrowicz vaults to success when ‘my mind just clears’

Plant, swing, throw, and push.

This is what runs through Joey Petrowicz’s mind every time he pole vaults.

The Westminster High School senior said it’s all a part of his strategy. And so far, it’s been working.

Petrowicz won his first championship last Saturday at the annual indoor track county meet when he cleared 14 feet, 3 inches in the pole vault, the event he has devoted so much of his time to.

“Over the summer I dedicated every single waking moment to the sport to progress as much as I could,” Petrowicz said. “I went from vaulting 12-4 at last year’s outdoor state meet to vaulting 14-3 at a county meet so I’m happy with my progression, absolutely.”

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