Mick family continues pole vault tradition

Bruning/Davenport-Shickley's Catherine Mick clears the bar
while competing in the Class D pole vault May 23 at the
state tournament at Burke Stadium in Omaha.

SHICKLEY — Catherine Mick continued a unique family tradition at last week’s Class D state track and field meet.

She won a gold medal in the pole vault, giving her family six-straight in the event.

But the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley sophomore’s performance was even more special, as she also set the Class D state and meet record when she flew over the bar at a height of 11 feet, 1/2 inch en route to her second consecutive gold medal.

Additionally, the 2014 Hastings Tribune girls track and field athlete of the year placed second in both the 100 meter hurdles (15.58 seconds) and 300 hurdles (45.73).

But it’s the pole vault that means the most, especially since she’s a Mick. They have sort of become the “first family” of high school pole vault in Nebraska.

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