Eliza McCartney to show off skills at Britomart urban pole vault event

Auckland’s Britomart atrium is being transformed into a pole vaulting arena on Wednesday night.

Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney will be joined by a host of international talent in Athletics New Zealand’s Vertical Pursuit – the only street pole vault event of its kind in the country.

The field includes Canada’s Alysha Newman, who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics and holds her country’s national women’s record, as well as Morgann Leleux, an up-and-coming star from the United States who was a silver medalist in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college competition.

Kiwi 17-year-old Olivia McTaggart will also compete – fresh off breaking McCartney’s U17 New Zealand record in November.

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