Hamrick is State Champion

by Jamie Harris

Years of crafting the art of pole vaulting has finally paid off for Berkeley Springs senior Dakota Hamrick. The hard work and dedication was on dis- play this past weekend in Charleston, at the Class AA State Track and Field Championships. Last year, Hamrick finished as the state runner-up and used that as motivation for his senior track season.

Hamrick came into Fri- day’s pole vaulting compe- tition as the #1 ranked pole-vaulter in Class AA. Hamrick the defending Re- gion I champion used a vault of 13’00” to capture his first state pole vault championship. The next nearest distance to Ham- rick’s winning vault was from Point Pleasant’s Cohen McDaniel who had a vault of 12’6”.

Dakota Hamrick won the Class AA Pole Vault State Championship.