On a day that Tesia Kempski said was not her best, the Bishop McDevitt junior took third place in the AA girls pole vault at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensburg University.
Kempski had a vault of 11-6 to take the bronze medal.
After clearing 10-6 on the second attempt, Kempski cleared 11-0 and 11-6 on the third attempt.
“I really try not to think about it,” Kempski said. “If I knock the bar down, I just think ‘next’. There’s a reason they give you three attempts.”
From the start, Kempski felt a touch off.
“I really didn’t have my best day,” Kempski said. “My run was inconsistent. … I think it speaks to hard work that on a bad day I still got third.”
Schuylkill Valley’s Bre Manzolillo won the gold medal with a 12-0.
Sam Becker of Annville-Cleona was fourth with an 11-0, while Trinity’s Megan Silva was sixth with a 10-6.
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