Ten Pirates qualify for State Track, pole vaulters sweep event


May 25, 2023

-Photo courtesy of Fred Knebel

Pirate Track and Field is state bound, and three of the Pirates finished first in their events at the 1B D7 & D9 Regionals, and the Pirate Pole Vault team captured all six–count 'em–six state berths in that event. Sidney Bales and Katie Boyer both won the pole vault, Bales at 13-3 and Boyer at 8-6, and Tyler Slaybaugh, not pictured, finished the 100m dash in first place in 11:57.

COLFAX–The heat sheet for the 1B State Track and Field Championships, this weekend in Yakima, is unique: six of the 14 state berths, indeed five of the top six, are Pomeroy Pirates, and a total of ten Pirates will be competing-meet. The Pomeroy boys were edged into second place by Mary Walker, five points separating the teams, and the Pirate Women finished ninth with 29 points at the 1B D7 &a...

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