Eagles’ Robinault tops 1981 pole vault height

UNION CITY — Youngsville sophomore Riley Robinault broke a school record that had stood for over 40 years Tuesday during the Eagles’ meet with Union City.

Robinault broke the long-standing record by clearing 5 feet, 3 inches in winning the girls high jump event. The previous record had been held by Kelly Steele at 5 feet, 2 inches since 1981. Robinault also added a victory in the long jump with a jump of 16 feet, 2.75 inches.

While the Bears swept the meet winning the girls competition 93-50 and boys competition 95-49, the Youngsville team had plenty of winners and strong performers Tuesday.

Cassidy Britton was a winner in the girls 1,600-meter run, winning in 6:01. Sarah Blauser had the winning throw in the shot put with a toss of 27 feet, 10 inches and Mandi Irvine won the 100-meter hurdles with a winning time of 19 seconds flat.

On the boys side of things, Ethan Beers was a three-time winner, sweeping the jumping events. Beers won the high jump at 5 feet, 11 inches, the long jump at 19 feet, 4.5 inches and the triple jump at 41 feet, 11 inches.

Teammate Thomas Jukes had a strong day on the track, winning both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events. Jukes’ winning time in the 100 was 11.7 seconds while his winning 200 time was 25 seconds.

Rounding out the Eagles’ winners on Tuesday was Chase Myers who swept the hurdles events, winning the 110-meter hurdles in 15.9 seconds and 300-meter hurdles in 43.9 seconds.


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