During a time of uncertainty for all high school athletes, an Alleman High School pole vaulter has found a way to shine.
Pioneer senior Tori Thomas set the Illinois high school girls pole vault record on Saturday with a vault of 13-feet, 6-inches at a meet held at Southeast Missouri State University. The previous mark was 13-5, set by Emily Clay in 2016. The height makes Thomas the No. 1 ranked high school girls vaulter in the nation.