ORRVILLE, OHIO – Two Altoona Area High School pole vaulters placed first in their divisions at the second annual Orrville Carnival Street Pole Vault Competition on Saturday.
Kolby Koeck, a senior, won the High School Boys Division I title by clearing 12 feet, 6 inches to beat 22 other competitors.
Jake Russo, a junior, won the High School Boys Division II title by clearing 12-0 and beating 18 other participants.
In addition, sophomore Dmitri Borrisov competed in the High School Boys Division field and cleared 9-6. All three pole vaulters are members of the Pennsylvania Pole Vault Association.
The event was a street-style pole vault competition that took place in the middle of Orrville’s annual July 4 carnival celebration. A total of 79 pole vaulters from ages 10 to 52 competed in 100-plus degree temperatures for more than nine hours of competitions.