By Brad Spencer
OPRF graduate Peter Geraghty, class of 2009, won the pole vault event at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships last week.
Geraghty, who vaults for North Central College, cleared an outdoor personal-best height of 17 feet, 3 inches. The sophomore began at 16-3 1/4, missing his first attempt. He then cleared the 16-7 1/4, and then 16-11 on his third attempt. He cleared 17-3 on his second attempt.
At the D-III Indoor Meet back in March, Geraghty finished second with a vault of 17-5 1/2.
North Central repeated as national champions at the outdoor meet.
During his senior year at OPRF, Geraghty finished fourth at the Class 3A State Tournament.
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