Local pole vaulters take on the nation

DARKE COUNTY – Darke County has become a hotbed for producing some of the top pole vaulters in the nation. Thanks to local school districts, the Ultimate Air Club based in the Ansonia area and the families of four local pole vaulters, these athletes had the opportunity to show off their skill at the 2019 New Balance Indoor Track & Field Nationals at The Armory in New York City.

Earning an opportunity to compete against the top athletes in the country is not an easy task, but Darke County was honored to have Brock Shellhaas of Ansonia High School, Riley Hunt of Greenville Senior High, Selene Weaver of Franklin Monroe High School, and Lucy Prakel of Versailles High School represented their communities on a national stage.

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