POLE VAULT JEDI: Gerwert coaches champions in the pit


Morgan Kienzle

Lydia Worthing clears the bar at the Bellwood-Antis Invitational.

Jim Gerwert, a 1994 Bellwood-Antis alum, has been coaching the Blue Devil track team’s pole vaulters for more than a decade. He has turned out countless conference champs and three District titlists.

Now, juniors Dylan Andrews and Lydia Worthing have their sights set on District crowns, entering next week’s championships among the top two seeds.

What has been the secret to Gerwert’s success? The BluePrint went behind the scenes to find out.