By Bill Choy
Triplicate Sports Editor
Del Norte High junior Kelsy Hintz vaulted her way into the record books on Saturday, setting the record for the girl's pole vault at the Grants Pass, Ore., Invitational track meet by vaulting 11.10 feet.
"It was exciting and fun," Hintz said, adding that when the record was announced, she received an enthusiastic round of clapping and cheering from the crowd, which meant a lot to her.
"We were hoping she would break it," head coach Scott Lindsay said. Hintz also finished fourth in the 200-meter dash.
Sophomore Taylor Duncan finished in first in the freshman/sophomore pole vault, with an attempt of 13.6 feet and garnered second in the 400- meter dash with a personal best time of 52.86, good enough for second.
"It was nice," Duncan said. "I was glad about the 400."
Other Del Norte standouts included Bailee McCulloch, who finished second in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash.
Rebecca Cink finished fifth in the discus. Jessica Slayton finished seventh in the high jump. Roger McCovey earned third in the freshman/ sophomore discus event.
The meet featured some of the best track teams in the region, with specific team members invited to participate, Lindsay said.
On Friday, Del Norte competes in the Big 5 Conference championships in McKinleyville.
The top three finishers in each event with compete in the Northcoast Section track qualifier on May 19 at Del Norte High.
It will be the first time in five years it has been held in Crescent City.
On May 11, the team will take part in the White Star Track meet in Fortuna.