Loyalsock’s Zurich, working with South’s Jones, wins pole vault at Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — Using her allotted time between jumps, Loyalsock’s Hailey Zurich huddled with her coach. They stared at an iPad, breaking down various points of her latest jump and seeing what needed to be fixed to clear the crossbar at 11 feet, 6 inches.

Zurich was in no hurry as the only pole vaulter left in the field Friday at the Bald Eagle Invitational at Lock Haven University. Zurich’s coach planted her sneaker-covered foot on the runway, giving Zurich a place to pin her pole as she worked on her grip.

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Hailey Zurick of Loyalsock Township clears the bar in the pole vault.

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