2019 Class 2A Boys Pre-Season Field Events

Pole Vault-

2018 State Champion: Callan Whitehouse (Mahomet-Seymour) 16-0

Key Athletes: Chandlar Ifft (Sr., Prairie Central), Eli Badger (Sr., Mt. Vernon), Jadon Nuzzo (Sr., Sullivan), Garret Bachtold (Sr., Paxton-Buckley-Loda), Dayton Black (Sr., Charleston), Kyle Mulhern (Jr., Peoria Notre Dame), Jadon Elliot (Sr., Triad)

Breakdown: An uncertain outlook to begin the year in the pole vault. In terms of placement at state last year, Eli Badger is the top returner after his 3rd place performance, but Chandlar Ifft is the second best returner in all of Illinois this year. Ifft shocked many with his win in the emerging elites section of New Balance Outdoor Nationals as a few weeks beforehand, he took 4th at the state meet. Ifft already looks to be in great shape as he has already come out of the gates with a 15-3 performance at the Dorothy Dawson Invite. This is huge for the senior as he was at 14-0 this point of the year last season. The ability to win state championships is in the Ifft blood as his sister, Kassadee Ifft won the 2015 2A Pole Vault State Championship. Returning with Ifft and Badger are returning all-staters Dayton Black, Kyle Mulhern, and Jadon Elliott.