Just over two weeks ago, on Jan. 19 at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, West Seattle High School senior Chloe Cunliffe cleared 14 feet.

Not only is the mark No. 1 among high school girls for this indoor season and No. 11 all-time, but it makes her the eighth athlete all-time to have gone 14-0 or higher.

And it was no fluke clearance. Cunliffe has now cleared 14 feet twice in the past year, doing so previously in the spring at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, where she set a meet record and won an age group championship.

“Big [confidence] boost, definitely” Cunliffe said. “When I cleared 14 feet, I was like, ‘Wow, okay.’ And then I started seeing how far I was over 14.”

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