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Wade, Gilmer take Times-News Relays pole vault titles

May 6th, 2011 12:25 am by Pat Kenney

Wade, Gilmer take Times-News Relays pole vault titles

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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