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Friday, February 22, 2019
Rivers Crowned ACC Indoor Track & Field Champion

Not only can Hendersonville High School claim it is the former home of Bermudaís National Record Holder in the Pole Vault, now it can also claim that itís the former home of an Atlantic Coast Conference Champion.

Just a little over two weeks since setting the Bermuda Pole Vault Record reported by www.islandstats.com in Bermuda, former Hendersonville High multi-sport standout Grant Rivers captured his first Individual Conference Championship.

On Friday at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships at Virginia Tech, the N.C. State redshirt Senior set the Wolfpack record in the Heptathlon, winning the event with a score of 5,177 points.

Through the first four events, Rivers was in second place in the Men's Heptathlon with 2,889 points.

Rivers recorded first-place finishes in the Shot Put and High Jump. Rivers tied his Personal-Best time in the 60m Dash clocking 7.44 and set a new Personal-Best in Shot Put with a toss of 12.45m or 40 feet 10.25 inches.

Rivers would have his name now twice on the Bermuda Track and Field Record books with his Shot Put toss.

In his fifth event during the 60-meter Hurdles and finished in sixth spot with a time of 8.53 seconds. Next came the Pole Vault, and Rivers excelled once again like he did at the Clemson meet two weeks ago. He ended up with a Vault of 4.40m OR 14 feet, 5.25 inches to take first place. That mark Equaled the record www.islandstats.com reported back on February 16th when Rivers competed in the Virginia Tech Elite.

He closed out the meet with the 1,000-meter run and was holding a 106-point lead heading into it. He finished in ninth place with a time of 2:56.01, and it was more than enough to take the title, as he finished 91 points ahead of Virginia Techís Jaelyn Demory.
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