With his performance at the recent state indoor track and field championships, Polk County senior Jake Justice earned a spot in the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet in New York City.

In preparation for the trip, Justice is currently raising funds so that he and his coach, Henry Weaver, can attend the meet slated for March 8-10 at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in New York City.

Justice is seeking to raise $3,500 for the trip and has set up an online fundraising page to help support his efforts.

Anyone wishing to help Justice can click here to donate.

Justice, who has verbally committed to the track program at East Carolina, has won three state championships – two indoor and one outdoor – in the pole vault at Polk County. He set a school and 1A state record of 14-10 at this year’s indoor state championships, which earned him a spot in the New Balance meet.

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