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(4-2-17) Ansonia (Ohio) Freshman Pole Vaulter Brock Shellhaas on ‘April Fools Day‘ set a new school record with a vault of 15’0 at the Franklin Monroe Invitational, to add to that he broke his dad’s school record at Ansonia.

Shellhaas, in early March, competed at the New Balance National Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York.  Competing in the “Emerging Elite” Flight in the pole vault he qualified for the meet with a jump of 15’0 which makes him one of the top freshman jumpers in the country and he was the only Freshman to qualify for the event.

Event 133  Boys Pole Vault Emerging Elite (37 Pole Vaulters)
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 Opening Height:  13-03.75.  Then 13-09.75, 14-03.5,
 14-09.5, 15-03.5,15-09.25, 16-01.25, 16-05.25, 16-09.25
Meet: M 15-04.25  3/13/2015   Bailey Frederick, Marv Rdg,Waxhaw,NC     
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
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  1   779 Etie, Eric          17 Haslett, TX             15-03.50 
  2  1333 Stephenson, Trevor  18 Caledonia, MI           15-03.50 
  3  1330 Feliciano, Xavier   17 Kennett square, PA      14-09.50 
  3   658 McShane, Devon      17 Madison, CT             14-09.50 
  5  1665 Crispi, Charles     18 Staten Island, NY       14-09.50 
  6  1534 Bradshaw, Dylan     17 Lebanon, KY             14-09.50 
  7  3015 Koenigsknecht, And  17 Plymouth, MI            14-09.50 
  8  2674 Fitzgerald, Tyler   17 Dobson, NC              14-03.50 
  8  3016 Nouhan, Kyle        17 Saline, MI              14-03.50 
  8  1912 Kricheff, Seth      18 Old Tappan, NJ          14-03.50 
  8   850 Hurley, Harrison    17 Fayetteville, AR        14-03.50 
 12    98 Shellhaas, Brock    20 Ansonia, OH             14-03.50 
 12  3013 Sawyer, Glenn       17 Novi, MI                14-03.50 
 14  3286 Glatfelter, Brady   17 Etters, PA              14-03.50  
 14   632 Austen, Zachary     17 Mechanicsburg, PA       14-03.50 

OHSAA State Record – Pole Vault

  • D I  – 17’ 2″ – Jacob Blankenship, Gahanna Lincoln 2012
  • D II – 16’ 6-1/4″ – Coty Cobb, Middletown Madison 2015
  • D III – 16’ 4″ – Jamie Lewis, Newcomerstown 1995

Shellhaas, remembers he is just a Freshman, will have the rest of his career to take a shot at the OHSAA State records.  The D I record from 2012, is the top jump on record at 17’2″ held by Jacob Blankenship from Gahanna Lincoln.

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