Track and Field

Andrew Ference clears 16 feet at the National Pole Vault Summit

National Pole Vault Summit
Reno: Jan. 12-13

Salpointe senior Andrew Ference cleared 16 feet at the National Pole Vault Summit held in Reno on Saturday morning. In doing so, Ference joined an elite class from Tucson including former Amphitheater, University of Arizona and Olympian standout Dominic Johnson (16-5) and former Ironwood Ridge and Oregon standout Colin Witter-Tilton (16-1).

“Andy has made the most of his preparations in the off-season and has made a remarkable improvement and a fantastic start to the 2018 track season,” his coach Jen Croissant said. “I’m really proud of all his hard work and confident that he has even bigger jumps in store for the future.”

Croissant is the assistant head coach at Salpointe (pole vault, hurdles & multi-events) and with the Pole Pilots Track Club.

Andy Ference Video

Andrew Ference screen grab.


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