Heath jumps to impress at Governor’s Games

New Orleans, LA–It was quite a contrast in weather conditions since the last time Fontainebleau senior Madison Heath set foot in LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium. During the state meet on Saturday, May 4, temperatures dipped into the mid-40s, and this past weekend, they hovered around the high-80′s and low-90′s. Heath put the finishing touches on a stellar season in the Class 5A Outdoor State Track and Field Championships by winning the pole vaulting title with a jump of 12 feet. Sunday, at the Governor’s Games, Heath took it to new heights, jumping 12-06 to take the girls’ 17/18 title. Her effort was one of many outstanding performances on the second and final day the event that has grown by leaps and bounds and now draws competitors from several states. Heath, who jumped a personal best of 13-0 at the Meet of Champions in Mobile, Ala., in March, hopes her performance at the Governor’s Games will help her earn a college scholarship offer. “One of the things I want to do is use this summer to help me get more consistent and comfortable jumping 13 feet,” she said. “That jump was huge because it helped remove some of the mental block of that height. I have to work on many different things to help remove that barrier, but I’m feeling more confident now that I ever have before.” Heath has received interest from several major programs, including Stanford, UCLA, Tennessee and North Carolina, just to name a few more

 Madison Heath Vaulter Magazine

Madison Heath Vaulter Magazine


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