Great showing at middle school state meet



The Port St. Joe Junior side of the junior-senior high school dynamic put on a show during last weekend’s Florida Middle School Track and Field Championships in Bradenton.

Lily Wockenfuss, an eighth-grader, won the girls pole vault with a personal best jump of 10-feet-6.

Wockenfuss won the event at 10-feet but went the additional six inches to qualify for the Classic Division in this week’s Golden South Championships in Orlando.

“Now, she will jump with the big girls,” said Coach Keith Chiles.

Wockenfuss was not alone setting personal benchmarks.

Kristen Bouington, also an eighth-grader, jumped a personal best 8-6 to place fifth in the pole vault.

“They have the top eight on the podium, so we had two on the podium” Chiles said.

London White, still another eighth-grader, jumped, yep, a personal best 7-6 to place 11th in the pole vault.

On the boys side of things, Bladen Levins, just a seventh-grader, also had a personal best vault of 8-6, good for 15th.