March 29, 2005 > James Logan Vaulter is Sky High
James Logan Vaulter is Sky High
by James Orozco
Anthony Orozco set a new personal record best vaulting 13'10" at the Cougar Invitational at Newark Memorial on March 18, taking first place in the Varsity Pole Vault event with vaulters from around the Bay Area.
In February, Orozco traveled to the Simplot Games in Idaho. This is one of the Nation's Premier Track and Field Meets. Out of 43 Vaulters, Orozco finished eighth and also setting a personal record high at 13'9". Orozco on his final attempt had support from the crowd in the stands who were cheering him on by clapping as he ran the runway approach. He planted his 15' pole and sailed over the 13'9" bar to his second personal record of the meet. Orozco increased his previous personal record by eight inches set in August 2004 when he broke the James Logan Frosh/Soph record with a vault of 13'1" at the Los Gatos all-comers meet.
Orozco, who is a junior, has aspiration this year to break the varsity school record of 15'2" set by Olympian Dean Starkey in 1984.