A trio of Alaskans made history, soaring to new heights and setting state bests at the National Pole Vault Summit, held in Reno, Nevada, where more than 2,500 athletes gathered to compete.

Salley, a senior at Ben Eielson, vaulted to a personal best of 14 feet, 4 inches to win his division and join a trio of Alaskans who have bettered the high school state record. He surpassed Dimond High’s Mike Brinkmeyer, who set the official record (14 feet, 2 inches) at the 1980 state meet.

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