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Sports Gallery May 11, 2012

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Payson Bobier, shown running the relay earlier this season, will be one of the Longhorn track team members advancing to the Division III track and field finals.

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Vaulter leads charge to Mesa

The Payson High boy’s track team will take to the Division III state finals a top-ranked pole vaulter who is widely considered the gold medal favorite. The state finals begin today, May 11, and continue tomorrow, Saturday, at Mesa College. Keith Williams has vaulted 14 feet, 6 inches this season, which is a full three inches better than the second-ranked athlete — Jacob Flores of Seton Catholic. Williams’ coach, school pole vault record holder Bo Althoff, has predicted his student might go even higher, possibly over 15 feet.

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