Charles Orth went into the pole vault competition at the Region 1-3A meet Thursday at Chiles High School confident he could earn a spot at state.
Still, the Navarre sophomore admits he surprised himself a bit with the final result.
Orth placed second at the regional with a height of 12-feet-6-inches and will compete at state Saturday at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
“I thought I had a pretty good chance. But I thought I would get fourth, not second,” Orth said. “It felt really good. I wasn’t expecting to do what I did. I was impressed with myself.”
Orth, who won the district championship earlier this month, will be making his first appearance at the state meet.
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