REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 \u00a0Nathan Fasbender is coming off a state championship season for Reed City with hopes of having another successful year in the pole vault. The Reed City senior took fifth as a sophomore in the pole vault and won it last spring in Division 3. He also won the overall indoor state title this winter at Aquinas. He cleared 15-foot-3 inches for a new personal record. \u201cI was incredibly close to 15-6,\u201d Fasbender said, adding his best outdoor vault has been 14-9. He\u2019s looking for something over 16 feet this season, perhaps 16-6. Next week, he\u2019s set to sign a letter of intent to vault at Grand Valley State University. He was attracted to GVSU\u2019s academic programs. \u201cI\u2019m going into computer informational services and they have a pretty good program for that,\u201d Fasbender said, adding the school has had strong track programs. \u201cThey always have incredibly good vaulters.\u201d Reed City returns to action next week from spring break. \u201cI\u2019m definitely hoping to win outdoor state again,\u201d Fasbender said, \u201cand continue to increase my speed in my vault.\u201d The 16-6 mark \u201cis a big goal but I\u2019ve made some recent improvements lately that have made that look reachable,\u201d he said. Fasbender isn\u2019t sure yet about other events. \u201cThey\u2019ve always had me in the relays 4x1, 4x2, 4x4 kind of a deal,\u201d he said. \u201cI long jump as well. I think my best last year was 20 feet, 7 inches. I\u2019ll probably do some events like that. But I\u2019ll focus mainly on pole vaulting.\u201d Fasbender anticipates he might be vaulting his best as the weather improves. \u201cDefinitely the warmer it is the looser the muscles and the better you can perform as a sprinter, which is essential for the first half in the pole vault,\u201d he said. The season resumes April 15 at Newaygo.