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High school track: Orem pole vaulter sets state record, plus all the top performances from 2019

The first state record of the 2019 track & field season has fallen.

Orem senior Lauren Merrill set a new overall state record in the pole vault at the Davis Invitational last week as she cleared 12’03. The previous record was 12’00 held by Bingham’s Hannah Stetler and Syracuse’s Lexi Wightman from last year.

Merrill has only be vaulting since this past winter, and with four more weekends to go before the season ends she could extend the record even further.

There were many other great performances this past weekend across the state, including some new season bests

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