Delaware pole vaulter sets records after move to Miami Hurricanes

Pole vaulter Alysha Newman of the London Legion Track and Field Club made an immediate impression at her new school.

Newman transferred from Eastern Michigan to Miami, Fla. this month and set records in her first competition with the Hurricanes.

She vaulted 4.31 metres at a meet at the University of Kentucky on the weekend, setting an Ontario under-24 senior record. It was also the Kentucky meet record and the all-time record at Miami for the pole vault.

The vault ranks as the No. 1 indoor effort in the NCAA this year.

Newman cleared 4.41 outdoors last year. A clearance of 4.55m is the Olympic standard.

The Delaware native was named the ACC indoor track and field female performer of the week for her record weekend.

Nicole Setterington, a London native and another London Legion athlete, ran a season-best 8.67 seconds in the 60-metre hurdles for Florida State at the University of New Mexico meet.

That is the No. 1 junior time for a Canadian this indoor season.





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