Vienna's Schoene tops personal, school best to take title

Pole vaulting at state championship

Vienna's Cory Schoene competes in the pole vault Friday at the Missouri Class 1 track and field finals at Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. Schoene won the state title in the event for the second year in a row.

Vienna's Cory Schoene competes in the pole vault Friday at the Missouri Class 1 track and field finals at Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. Schoene won the state title in the event for the second year in a row. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

It’s often been said things are sweeter the second time around, and that was definitely the case Friday for Vienna’s Corey Schoene.

Just like last year, Schoene won a state championship in the Class 1 boys pole vault. But unlike last year, he got to enjoy the experience.

Schoene cleared a personal-best and school-record 13 feet, 9 inches in the the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, and he was all smiles afterward.

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