Mick Siblings Set New Pole Vault Meet Records At Russ Snyder Invite

Published on Monday, 10 May 2010 16:15
Written by thenebraskasigna

With several athletes nursing injuries and others competing in different events prior to this week's District action, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys finished in third position at the 2010 Russ Snyder Invite at Sandy Creek. The Eagle girls landed in fifth position at the six-team meet on May 6. Blue Hill won the girls and boys team titles.

Winning events for the B-D/S boys on Thursday included William Mick, who cleared 13-feet, 8.25 inches to win the pole vault and break the Meet Record set by Doug Holtzen of Davenport back in 1987. Teammate Derek Swartzendruber cleared 5-10 to win the high jump on May 6 and Mitch Schroeder captured the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 15.5 seconds.

Eagle Cynthia Mick joined her older brother to set a New Meet Record in the pole vault by clearing 9-10. Her championship effort surpassed the previous record set in 2003 by Harvard's Audra Leichleiter. Mick picked up another gold medal on the day after winning the 300-meter hurdles in 50.5 seconds. Teammate Erika Schroeder won the 1,600-meter run in Sandy Creek in a time of 5:59.3.

B-D/S will compete in the D-7 District meet this Wednesday at Wilcox.