Kingwood Junior Olympic pole vaulter Jessica McPherson took silver at the AAU Junior Olympic Games 14-year-old girls pole vault event July 31 at Humble ISD’s Turner Stadium.

McPherson vaulted 3.04 meters, or 10 feet, to place second behind Brooke Brunet of Houma, La.

More than 11,000 athletes from across the country came to Turner Stadium July 28 – Aug. 4 for the second-largest games the Junior Olympics has ever had.

“It’s been great this year with the London Olympic Games going on at the same time as our AAU Junior Olympic Games,” said the pole vaulter’s mother Sherry McPherson. “Jessica is a very determined athlete and watching the Olympics is very inspiring [to her].”

Last year, McPherson beat out Brunet for gold in pole vault at the games in New Orleans.

(Photo:) Jessica McPherson pole vaulting at Turner Stadium during the Junior Olympic Games July 31.

by: Bryan Kimbro


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