The Atlee Raider and Hanover Hawk pole vaulters are ready for the post season. Hanover County Schools have traditionally dominated the event. It is no surprise to see the Raiders once again have a large group of pole vaulters who are very competitive and capable of making a run at state indoor titles. But this year, a Hawk has joined the flock. In her first season of pole vaulting, junior Samantha Seymour has become the first Hanover pole vaulter to qualify for the Virginia AAA State Indoor meet with a vault of 9 feet 6 inches.
The Atlee vaulters are ready to regain their place as the dominant team in the Capital District. Atlee has eight girls and five boys who have qualified for the district meet and a combined eight have also qualified for regionals.
Regional qualifiers are; Erin McDaniel, Val Miller, Morgan Kirby, Numa Rehmani, Sasha Ospienko, Bryce Simpson, Charlie Buyas and Joey Sorbara. Atlee sophomore Bryce Simpson has also qualified for Virginia AAA State meet.
The Capital District indoor meet this Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Arthur Ashe Center.
The Central Region indoor meet will be held Feb. 15-16 at the Arthur Ashe Center.