Since winning both the Blue Division Relay and Blue Division Individual Championships the Boys’ Winter Track team has still been busy competing. The team competed in both the Sectional Championships and Group II Championships. The team continues to have success largely in part of returning senior Pole Vaulter Joshua Ward.
South Plainfield Senior entered winter track competition as the returning Indoor Pole Vault Champion and the silver medalist from last June's Outdoor Track and Field Meet of Champions. Joshua, however, had a hard time adjusting to a new vaulting style. Joshua fought and battled over the first few weeks of January, trying to find a comfort for his early struggles. Luckily, Josh's hard work and dedication to his specialty paid off. At the State Sectionals two weeks ago, Joshua placed fourth overall with a jump of 12 feet 6 inches. Last weekend at the Group Two State Championships, Joshua moved up to 13 feet, 6 inches and finished second. Joshua looks to defend his State Title next weekend at the 2017 Indoor Meet of Champions.
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