LANDOVER, Md. — Franklin County’s Coy Seneff captured the Northwest Region championship Wednesday in the boys’ pole vault with a career-best performance.
Seneff cleared the bar at 14 feet to win the title at the Prince George Sportsplex in Landover, Md.
Seneff, a junior, is the first boys’ pole vaulter to win the regional title. Former girls’ standout Erin Patterson captured three consecutive championships in the event during her career.
The state qualifying standard is 13 feet, 6 inches. Seneff met that mark in an invitational meet this past December, so he had a Group AAA berth secured prior to Wednesday’s competition.
Seneff and Alexander Shotwell of Forest Park each cleared the bar at 13 feet in qualifying. Seneff cleared 14 feet in the finals, while Shotwell’s best was a second 13-foot effort. Continue reading