Nick Marino (Hatboro-Horsham) clears 16-3 in PV

Hatboro-Horsham's Nick Marino already had the pole vault competition wrapped up at Shippensburg on Saturday.

After a great dual with PA#2 Payton Morris of East Pennsboro, Marino, the state leader, cleared 16 feet and was on to 16-3, which would better his own PA#1. On his attempt, Marino was over the bar, but he clipped it on the way down. But instead of falling to the mat like usual, it bounced and landed back on its barrings.

Sometimes the bar is kind.

Marino had a few good looks at 16-5, but he won the competition with that PA#1 16-3 and a PR. He's now just three inches off the state record, which stands at 16-6. There are certainly plenty of meets left in the season.

Watch the madness above and check out other meet links and the pole vault results below:

1Nicholas Marino12Hatboro Horsham16-03.001
2Payton Morris11East Pennsboro Area SD15-07.001
3Zach Austen12Cumberland Valley14-00.001
4Richard Iovanisci12West Chester Rustin14-00.001
5Brady Glatfelter12Eastern York14-00.001
6Hayden Fox12Hempfield Area (7)13-06.001
7Luke Knipe10State College Area High School13-00.001
8Zach Sattiaux10Hempfield Area (7)13-00.001
9Sam Blumenthal12Carlisle12-06.001
10Gavin Wood12Whitehall12-06.001
11Ross McFadden12Northern12-00.001
12Ethan Dionne12Hempfield (3)12-00.001
13Thomas Hallman12Carlisle11-06.001
14Chase Diehl12Shippensburg11-06.001