Athlete of the Week: Meet Anna Cathryn Griffith

It’s not every day you meet someone who can fly. When you do, you should take notice.

At last weekend’s Junior Olympics in Detroit, Mich. 12-year-old Anna Cathryn Griffith not only broke the national record for pole vaulting in her age group, she smashed it – three times. After initially breaking the 9’6.25 with a vault of 10 feet, Griffith, who had already claimed the title, was able to vault 10’6” before breaking the her own record and setting a personal best with a vault of 10’9”– 14 inches higher than the previous record. A student at Grace Academy in Georgetown, Griffith, who trains with University of Texas women’s pole vaulting coach Brian Elmore, was nice enough to take some time out of her day and sit down with the Press.



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