American pole vaulter Sandi Morris has a major reason to celebrate. On July 27, she set a new world leading mark in the women’s pole vault.
Morris was able to clear 4.95 meters at the second annual Liberty Bridge Jump-Off event that took place in front of her hometown crowd in Greenville. This marks the best female outdoor pole vault performance in the world this summer season, as well as Morris’ second-highest clearance in her career. Morris’ personal best is 5.00 meters outdoors, which she set on September 9, 2016, at the IAAF Diamond League in Brussels.