Milbank eighth-grader Greta Snaza is in the record books at Milbank High School. Snaza is one of two girls in MHS history to compete in a pole vaulting event. She set the school record of 7 feet at the Sisseton Twilight meet on May 5. “It’s really fun and cool to have the school record now,” she said.
Snaza increased her mark to 7 feet, 3 inches and finished sixth at the Northeast Conference meet in Clark, May 12. Her leap during that meet also doubled as the event for the junior high NEC meet and she was crowned the NEC champ for the eighth grade division. “
She vaulted 7 feet 6 inches and took second place in the Region 1A meet. The event was held May 15, during the junior high NEC meet. With the second place finish, Snaza has punched her ticket to the State Class A track and field meet.
“Greta has been clearing over eight feet in practices for her personal best so far,” stated Bulldog Pole Vault Coach John Trevett. “Qualifying for the state meet in her first season, and as an eighth grader – what a career she has yet to come!”
“I am very pleased with the success and the group of kids in Milbank’s return to the event,” said Coach Trevett. “It has been my privilege to work with some talented athletes who have been a joy to be around. It’s not hard to coach when you have athletes that dedicate themselves everyday in practice and competition. I can’t wait to see these kids reach their full potential!”