Pasco Athlete of the Week
River Ridge H.S.Track and Field/Senior
Despite terrible, rainy conditions, Bales placed second in the pole vault with a jump of 14 feet at the Class 3A state track and field meet in Jacksonville.
The senior entered states after winning districts and placing second in regionals, both with final jumps of 14 feet, 6 inches.
Evan Bales is the younger brother of Andrew Bales, Mitchell High’s 2011 Class 3A state champion vaulter.