Redondo’s Tate Curran is state’s best high school pole vaulter

Although he reached only one of his two personal goals this season, Redondo Union High School senior Tate Curran made history Saturday by capturing the boys pole vault title at the 99th annual CIF State Track & Field Championships at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis.

Curran’s winning mark of 16 feet, 10 inches was six inches better than runner-up Lance Huber of Del Oro and completed a season-long goal of joining his uncle and father as a state champion in the sport.

Tim Curran won the title in 1973 and Tate’s father, Anthony, was a two-time champion in 1977 and 1978, setting a national record of 17-04 1/4 as a senior at Crespi High School.

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