Former lacrosse standout Perry a surprise star in pole vault for North Andover – Eagle

NORTH ANDOVER — Jack Perry could think of just one way to describe the rush as he is throwing himself through the air.

“In a way, it feels like you’re flying,” said Perry. “You’re so high up in the air. It’s nothing but joy.”

A few months ago, that sensation was just a dream.

For the first three years of his high school career, Perry’s springs were dedicated to lacrosse, including the last two years as North Andover High’s starting varsity goalie.

This year, however, Perry felt the itch for change, and the pull of sport and event he had wanted to try to years.

Just over a month into his track career, Perry has emerged as one of the area’s premier pole vaulters. In just the third meet of his career, the Scarlet Knights senior vaulted a whopping 12-0. That’s second best in the area so far this spring, with his teammate, mentor and

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