Twenty-seven athletes competed Friday night at the 23rd annual North American Pole Vault Championships before an estimated 6,000 spectators in Old Town Clovis.
Alyssa Applebee of Los Angeles led the women’s division with a top height of 14 feet, a mark matched by Brysun Stately of Sacramento among elite division entrants.
CIF State runner-up Brooke Tjerrild of Clovis North High led the prep division and was fourth overall at 13 feet.
On the men’s side, Tray Oates of Sacramento was first at 17-6, matched at that height by fellow elite division competitors Devin King of Rising Stars, John Prader of Clovis and Garrett Starkey of Phoenix.
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Team Los Angeles took the team competition with a total height of 58 feet, with Team Clovis posting the same total but settling for second on a less-total-misses tiebreaker.