Stoner nears school record as season approaches
Biglerville senior Danny Stoner set a new personal pole vault record this past weekend at the New Balance Nationals indoor track & field meet in New York.
Stoner vaulted 14 feet, five inches, just two inches from breaking the Canners' school record, to earn ninth place out of 26 vaulters in the emerging elite division. Stoner posted a at the state indoor championships two weeks ago when trying out a new, longer pole for the first time, but showed that more practice with the new pole paid off.
“Usually when you get on a new pole it takes a little while to adjust," Biglerville coach Alex Ramos said. "I know at the state meet he was struggling with his approach."
His personal record comes at a good time for Biglerville, which starts the outdoor season next week.
"It's very exciting," Ramos said. "In some events, they usually say you improve a couple inches (from outdoor to indoor). We're excited with what he can do, not just in the area at local invitationals but also at districts and states."