Northern vaulters shine at Rockford Invitational

Northern vaulters shine at Rockford Invitational

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Northern vaulters shine at Rockford Invitational

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ROCKFORD — Port Huron Northern pole vaulters Mackenzie Shell and Ryan Hunt each took home titles, with Shell clearing 13 feet to win the girls meet and Hunt clearing 14-6 to win the boys.

Both were joined by a pair of teammates in the top eight, as Brendan Prout (12-6) tied for second and Ethan Heine (10-0) was fifth for the Northern boys, and Sophie Jackson (9-0) was fifth and Avery Shell (8-0) was seventh for the girls.

Colby Nabozny placed in four events for the Northern boys, taking third in the 110 hurdles (16.89) and 300 hurdles (44.56), tying for fourth in the long jump (18-2) and joining Matt Thomas, Bradley Mallory and Mitchell Porte in the 1,600 relay (3:49.91). Thomas was second in the 800 (2:05.35) and 1,600 (4:26.69). Mallory was fourth in the 1,600 (4:33.57), while three Huskies placed in the 3,200 — Bailey Paulus (fifth, 10:28.12), Tyler Champenoy (sixth, 10:33.98) and Jack Gillespie (10:39.19).

Shell added a third-place finish in the long jump (15-10) to her day, while Katie Robbins was third in the 300 hurdles (54.6) and seventh in the 100 hurdles (18.9). Jenna Peyerk was fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.8), and Torionna Samarr was sixth in the shot put (31-1).

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Shell, Hunt each win pole vault

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