Heck takes pole vault title in Idaho

Nathan Heck is poised for another big year.

The senior standout is in midseason form after winning the high school pole vault at the Jackson’s Invite indoor meet at Boise State University on Friday and Saturday.

In the process, Heck set a new personal best with a height of 15 feet, .25 inches.

Not only did Heck dominate the pole vault, he earned another medal in the 60-meter hurdles with a fifth-place finish and a time of 8.83 seconds.

Heck was also joined by fellow Fallon track standouts Cameron Kissick and Jake Ernst, who all competed as independents in the offseason meet.

Kissick tied for 26th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.2, while Ernst ran a 7.65 in the 60-meter race. Ernst also competed in the long and triple jumps, but scratched on his attempts.

Kissick is coming off a foot injury, which sidelined him for part of the cross-country season in the fall.

The invitational featured high school and college athletes competing (in separate divisions).

Perhaps the most impressive performance came from high-school standout Lauren Williams of Lakewood, Calif. She won the 200 with a time of 23.39, the fastest time of any female athlete including the college division at the invite.

Heck, Kissick, Ernst and possibly several other Greenwave athletes will compete in the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, in two weeks.

Fallon begins the Nevada high school track season March 7 by hosting the Fallon Elks Invitational.

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