Manheim Township’s Mackenzie Horn sets PIAA pole vault record in gold-medal performance

SHIPPENSBURG — Manheim Township’s Mackenzie Horn charged down the runway Friday at Seth Grove Stadium, into the wind, as the nearly filled bleachers buzzed with anticipation on the first day of the PIAA Track and Field Championships. Pittstown Area’s Abby Norwillo had missed on her first pole vault attempt at 13 feet, and Horn, the top-seeded girl in Class 3A, looked to lock down a title.

“I kind of knew I had to clear it,” Horn said, “on my first attempt, so I was just trying to get up and over.”

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