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Jenkins Pole Vaulters head to Lexington for the State Meet

By: Lauren Cash Email
By: Lauren Cash Email

JENKINS, Ky (WYMT) - The KHSAA State Track and Field Meet is under way in Lexington and Jenkins High School has three Pole-Vaulters who will travel and compete Saturday in the Class A field.

Twenty-four Pole Vaulters qualified in Class A for the State Track and Field meet this weekend, three of the come from Jenkins High School.

Head Coach Tracy Goff talked about how he believes in his team, "Us being such a small school, a single a school with less than 600 kids kindergarten through 12th grade that's a big thing, we've got all three of our kids have worked hard, it's paid off at this point in time and to me at least I think it's a big deal to have all three of them qualify."

Junior Tanner Goff is ranked in the 3rd in the state, and medaled at the Meet last year.

"It gives me experience so I know what to expect, down there and d my best. It feels good we, something good coming out of the town and the school and they're a good group of people to be with," said Goff.

Fellow Junior Reanna Elswick is in her second year of vaulting, and is ranked in the Top 10 on the girls side. Freshman Audie Fields is just one of four freshman who qualified for meet in Pole Vault.

"I think that it says that we have a great coach and a good program and that regardless how small our school is we can still difference in the state," said Elswick.

Fields is happy to represent the community of Jenkins, "To know that we have a good coach, and we're working hard."

The three know they have the support from the entire community behind them all the way.

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