Grove student raises close to $2,400 during Jump for a Cure

David Graham, Morgan Vincent and Dr. Scott Cartwright helped put together the Jump for a Cure. Graham and Cartwright are Vincent’s high school pole vault coaches. (Contributed photo)
Bailey Thompson, dressed as Superman, prepares to start his run. (Contributed photo)

Bailey Thompson, dressed as Superman, prepares to start his run. (Contributed photo)

A Rocky Grove High School student raised close to $2,400 during her Jump for a Cure pole vaulting fundraiser Sunday at Egbert Fountain in Franklin.

Morgan Vincent, who will be a senior this year at Rocky Grove, is raising money for lymphoma research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

She held the fundraiser for her senior project.

Vincent is a pole vaulter on the Franklin High School track and field team with a personal best of 11 feet.

She competed at this year’s PIAA state championships after winning the District 10 Class AAA girls pole vault championship.

Jumpers came from all over northwest Pennsylvania, including Franklin, Meadville, Moniteau, Bear Lake, Mercer, Waterford and Stoneboro, along with two jumpers from Apopka, Florida, for Vincent’s event.

The two jumpers from Florida were Joe and Janet Johnston, who were also the oldest competitors at age 72 and 69, respectively.

The youngest competitors were both 10 years old.

Winners included Kendall Grossman in the 14 and under category, Ben Perkins in the boys 15 to 23 category, Molly Regan in the girls 15 to 23 category and Duane Lightcap in the 23 and over category.

Vincent gave out a few other awards in good spirits and for the fun of the competition.

Bailey Thompson of Cranberry won the best outfit award and Glen Dosch took home the best sportsmanship award.

The Johnstons received the farthest traveled award.