Junior pole vaulter Meghan Hart is coming off an exceptional 2023 outdoor season where she finished in third at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The Kennett Square, Pa. native also set an outdoor personal best in the pole vault at 3.85 meters en route to a first place finish at the Widener Invitational.

Her dad found a local pole vaulting club and they both decided that she should give it a shot. To her own surprise, Hart ended up falling in love with the sport and committed hours to training by translating over all of her gymnastics skills. The COVID-19 pandemic hit Hart during her junior year of high school, but before that, during her last indoor season, she jumped two feet higher than her previous record. This “opened a lot of doors for her” and became a huge stepping stone in her journey to eventually joining the Penn track and field program.

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