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North Branch HS (MI) to get their own mats

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:56 pm
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School board approves pole vault equipment
Thursday, January 12, 2006
By James L. Smith • 810.766.6365
Pole vaulters on the North Branch High School track team won Board of Education approval of $8,810 worth of safety pads, crossbars and other related equipment.

Vaulter David Verellen told board members that track team members have to drive to Marlette twice a week to practice and that the school cannot offer vaulting as part of a home track meet.

In addition to the equipment, board members approved a $675 purchase of two vaulting poles.

Jim Fish, assistant principal and athletic director, said Verellen and other team members put together a formal proposal, which Superintendent Al Piwinski presented to the board Monday.

"We'll be equipped now to practice and hold events at the school," Fish said.

- James L. Smith