Devon Wade of University High brushes the bar, but doesn't knock it down during Thursday's pole vault competition. Ned Jilton II photo.
KINGSPORT — It was slow start, fast finish for Devon Wade in the 33rd Times-News Relays pole vault competition on Thursday at Sullivan North.
The University High sophomore struggled early before besting the field to take the gold medal with a vault of 11-6.
Unicoi County’s Harrison Becker finished second at 11-0 with teammate Kyle Greene third, also at 11-0.
In the girls competition, Tennessee High’s Maddie Gilmer was the first vaulter to clear 8-6 and that held up. She took gold on fewest misses.
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