North Platte High senior Layton Moss finished second in Class A in the pole vault at the Nebraska State Track and Field Meet on Thursday.

Moss was one of three vaulters who posted a height of 14’0″ along with Liam McGlynn of Elkhorn South and Greg Minne of Grand Island. McGlynn had the most conversions at that height to win the event and Moss had more makes than Minne to finish second.

Moss finished sixth last year at state with 13’0″ and he was eighth as a sophomore in 2022.

Moss was one of two NPHS athletes to medal at state. The other was Katie Titus, who finished fifth in the girls’ discus.

On Wednesday, the sophomore threw 127’1″. Kat Beachler of Millard North was first with 138’9″.

At the district meet on May 7, Titus threw for a greater distance than Beachler’s winning throw, 139’0″, which set a new school record. The old school record was 138’1″, set by Karen Oerter, who won the Class A championship in 1981.

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