Wirtz Vaults for Branford at New Balance Nationals; Karosas Competes in CIAC Heptathlon

Bridget Wirtz capped off her exceptional junior season with the Branford girls’ outdoor track squad by competing in the pole vault at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 16. Wirtz reached a height of 11 feet-0.25 inches and finished in 19th place at the national meet.

Previously in the postseason, Wirtz took first place in the pole vault at the SCC West Sectional Championship and the SCC Championship, setting meet and school records by reaching 11-9 at the conference meet. She then took sixth place at the State Open with a height of 10-6 and followed that up by placing fifth with an 11-3 at the New England Championship.

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