COLUMBUS – Michelle Rubinetti didn’t win the pole vault at the State Meet of Champions on Saturday at Northern Burlington High School. Neither did Jessica Ippolito nor Melissa Purcell.

That honor went to Leah Saifi of Governor Livingston, who cleared 12-6 on her first attempt, defeating the Bergen County trio in the greatest girls vault competition in state history. But Rubinetti, of Northern Valley/Demarest, Ippolito of Fair Lawn, and Purcell of Pascack Valley each tied the Bergen County record of 12-6 and finished second, third and fourth, respectively, as North Jersey vaulters earn four of the eight medals in the event.

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