NEW CASTLE —
Saturday’s other highlights included Shenango High’s Allyssa Allwine winning Field MVP honors with a first place in the triple jump and a second in the high jump; and Abbey Eisenbrown of Ellwood City unleashing a winning pole vault effort of 11-foot-3-inches. The mark was a personal, school and meet record.
“I’ve been really close for a while this season, and I kept barely missing it,” said Eisenbrown, whose previous best was 11-0. “I was having penetration problems, which means I’m not getting in the pit far enough, so I was just having a lot of problems with that. Today, everything just sort of clicked and came together real nice.
“I was praying. As I was going up and going over, I was closing my eyes and pulling, ‘Oh come on!’ and when I got over it, everything just like melted. It was like, ‘Oh my goodness, finally!’ because I’ve been working so hard. Now I’ve got to get 11-6. It’s close. I definitely want to get it before WPIAL finals because that’s what I’ll need to go to states.”