Andrew Gonzales

Downey High School senior Andrew Gonzales broke the San Gabriel Valley League's long-standing record for the pole vault by jumping 14 feet, 10 inches at the SGVL finals recently. Gonzalez broke the previous record of 14 feet, 9 inches set 38 years ago by Kenny Cooper of Bellflower High School. When Cooper, who is the track coach at Upland High School, found out his record had been broken, he congratulated Gonzales in person after he competed at the CIF-SS Track & Field Masters Meet at Cerritos College on May 25. ********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10