Chris Burley has already set a Great Bend High School record in the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, six inches twice this season, including last week at the Western Athletic Conference meet in Dodge City.
Burley, a junior, will be trying to take it to another level, say 15-0, when GBHS heads to a Class 5A regional track and field meet today in Salina. The meet starts at 3 inside Salina Stadium with the field events.
“Fifteen feet,” Great Bend head coach Bo Black said of Burley’s goal. “The pole vault is almost a sport within itself. He’s going to qualify and he’s really been shooting at 15 feet.
“If the weather is right and the conditions are right, it will be an exciting meet for all of us to watch.”