Justice matches pole vault record at North Buncombe meet

Polk County junior Jake Justice earned a state championship medal in the pole vault at the 2A/1A state indoor championships.
Polk County’s Jake Justice reacts just after clearing 14-6 at Tuesday’s meet (photo courtesy Jenny Wolfe).

Polk County junior Jake Justice matched the school record in the pole vault on Tuesday, clearing 14-6 during a meet at North Buncombe High School.

The reigning 2A/1A indoor state champion in the event, Justice matched the school mark set in 2002 by Byron Halford.

His vault is the best in the state this year among 1A athletes.

Results for the remainder of the meet have yet to be made available.