Saturday, Might 15, 2021 | 11:01 AM
Ray Fisher | For the Tribune-Consider
Bethel Park’s Isaac Nirella competes On the Baldwin Invitational on Might 7, 2021, at South Fayette.
Isaac Nirella, a junior at Bethel Park, has made good strides in simply his second yr of pole vaulting rivals.
“It’s actually his first (outdoors season) since he misplaced final yr,” coach Mark Jacobs said. “Isaac has improved Tons from final yr — over 3 ft So far — and he has An excellent alternative of placing On the WPIAL championships and making it to states.
“Isaac has been coming alongside properly By way of the outdoors season, although he’s been slowed down The Earlier couple of weeks by an ankle damage. He is Starting to finally get that behind him And will have some huge vaults Arising quickly.”
Nirella corralled second place On the South Fayette Invitational earlier this season and third On the Tri-State Monitor Coaches Affiliation championship meet. He recently positioned fifth On the Forty seventh annual Baldwin Invitational by clearing 12 ft, 10 inches on A chilly, blustery day.
“The sky is actually the restrict for Isaac,” Jacobs said. “He is nonetheless so uncooked Inside the vault and his potential is so extreme.
“He is Starting to get used to the environment On The huge meets and what it takes to vault properly there. He went from a newbie to An excellent vaulter In a brief time, so he Did not have time To regulate and Discover out how the meets work. It has been a studying expertise for him however one Which will Repay In The Prolonged time period.”
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