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Athlete of the Week Dalton Poorman

Terry McCaulley
Dalton Poorman was already B-A’s top returning pole vaulter, but this year he has emerged as the team’s best triple jumper, as well.

This week’s Blueprint Athlete of the Week is senior, Dalton Poorman for his achievements in track and field.

Dalton takes part in the field, doing high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault.

So far this season, Dalton has been having the most success in pole vault and triple jump. Over his last three meets, Dalton has finished first in pole vault and top three in triple jump in every one.

To top things off, on Monday Dalton took first place in the triple jump in the 80th annual Bellwood-Antis Invitational meet.

Although Dalton does other events, his main focus was his pole vaulting. Over the summer, he would go out and practice it in order to be prepared for the season, and reach his goals.

Already this season Dalton has seen a lot of progress with his pole vault height. In the first meet this year, Dalton did 10’, but now his best height is all the way up to 12’.  His main goal is to keep improving his pole vaulting, and reach a height of 13’ 6”. At the rate he is going, this goal is definitely a possibility.

Even with the success Dalton has been having to start this season, he knows he reach greater heights.

“I am doing ok, but I feel like I could do so much better,” said Dalton.

At the invitational, Dalton came through with a season-best in the triple jump with a leap of 41-3. He also placed second in the pole vault.

Track and field coach Nick Lovrich said the rare combination of placing in the long jump and pole vault was impressive.

“Dalton has been coming on as the year has gone on,” he said. “You do not see many athletes do all of the jumping events, and he has been one of our best in all of them.  His placing 1st and 2nd yesterday was a big accomplishment!”

His personal records to this point are a 5’ 8” in high jump, 18’ 11.5” in long jump, and 12’ in pole vault.

Congratulations to Dalton on being the Athlete of the Week, and good luck on the rest of your season.

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