Newport Harbor High senior Mark Sakioka cleared 16 feet in the pole vault to win his flight at the Reno Pole Vault Summit Jan. 29.
Sakoika set a school record and grabbed the top mark in the state, his coach, Fritz Howser, said. The former record was set in 1987 by RW Henson at 15-7.
Sakioka nearly cleared 16-3 to finish the competition. His 16-foot clearance was quite an achievement. His previous personal record was 15-1, from last year.