Bainbridge Island’s Ella McRitchie captured the Nike Outdoor Nationals girls pole vault title Friday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.

McRitchie, who won last month’s Class 3A state pole vault title while competing for Bainbridge High School, set a new personal best by clearing 14 feet, 4.5 inches. The Harvard University commit was one of four vaulters to clear 14-0.5. Addison Kleinke of Oregon, Jathiyah Muhammad of California, and Veronica Vacca of Pennsylvania were unsuccessful at 14-4.5 after three attempts, while McRitchie cleared that height on her third try.

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