Point Pleasant Boro’s Riley Larsen wins girls pole vault title at Meet of Champions, 2019

The 3-4 hour practices 5-6 times per week all led here.

A countless amount of work put Riley Larsen in a position to make history.

Entering this year’s Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington, no girl at Point Pleasant Boro had ever claimed a Meet of Champions title — in any event.

That all changed Saturday.

Larsen, bound for Virginia next year, claimed the MOC title in the pole vault with a 12-0 clear to win on attempts over Pingry’s state-leading Caroline Dannenbaum, who cleared the same height but had more misses than Larsen in the earlier rounds.

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