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Progression of poles catapults Burley to school-record 15-6 in vault

Chris Burley of Great Bend High School celebrated his Class 5A regional track and field championship last Friday at Salina District Stadium by resetting his school record, clearing 15 feet, six inches in the pole vault.

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Call it a progression.
In the adrenaline-propelled pole vault competition, senior Chris Burley has steadily moved the bar, resetting the Great Bend High School track and field boys’ record four times over the last two seasons.
Last Friday, Burley catapulted himself to a new school-record height of 15 feet, six inches. His latest flight eclipsed his former mark of 15-0, securing him a Class 5A regional crown at Salina District Stadium in the process.
Burley makes his final trip to Wichita and the state meet this afternoon at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State campus with the second-best jump in ...

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