A week earlier, Chloe Cunliffe was shaky in the air at The Texas Relays.
But what a difference a week makes.
The West Seattle (WA) senior athlete shook off an up-and-down outing in Austin, Texas, on March 31 and came back motivated on Saturday at the Arcadia Invitational in California, netting a new national record in the girls pole vault by clearing 14 feet, 8 inches on her first attempt. It’s her second national record in ensuing seasons.
The Washington State University signee surpassed Lexi Weeks, who netted the previous national record of 14-7.5 in 2015. Cunliffe holds an eight-inch lead on the next best girls pole vaulter nationally.