McCartney capable of 5m pole vault: coach

It is only a matter of time until Eliza McCartney becomes the third woman in the history of pole vaulting to clear 5m.

That’s the belief of coach Jeremy McColl as the 21-year-old continues to soar higher and higher.

McCartney wowed an Auckland central city crowd with her 4.90m clearance at the Vertical Leap exhibition on Sunday, a height which surpassed her national and Oceania records of 4.82m.

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