Minden’s Driver Is In Elite Class With 16 Foot Vault

The Minden Whippet track teams concluded their 2011 regular season schedule on Friday when they competed in the five-team Cozad Invitational.
Minden senior Craig Driver keeps making his impression on the Minden record books and now has moved into the top ten in Nebraska state history in the pole vault.
Driver broke his own MHS record of 15’4″ and bettered that on Friday cracking the 16’0″ mark in winning the event. Driver now sits in a tie for fifth place in the annals of Nebraska track history with his performance at Cozad. The top five ahead of Driver are Seth Burney of Beatrice clearing 16’7″ followed by Gable Baldwin of GICC, 16’4″; Brett Maher, Kearney, 16’2″; Scott Nachtigal, Kearney, 16’1″; Bump Novacek, Gothenburg, 16’0″ and Nate Polacek, Kearney, 16’0″.
Chris Shelton took the silver medal in the 800-meters in a time of 2:06.4 while Carter Yelken was fourth in 2:09.2. Trevor Jacobsen was third in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:20.3.

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