She broke Kentucky’s Class A record in the rain. See what’s next for champion pole vaulter.

Only eight years into the school offering pole vaulting as a sport, Monroe County now owns the Kentucky Class A state record for the event.

Senior Grace Turner jumped 12 feet, 1 inch into the history books during Thursday’s state meet at the University of Kentucky, dethroning Morgan McIntyre of Fairview, who set the record at 12 feet in 2014.

Turner was going for more, attempting to go 12 feet, 6 inches, but was unable to clear the bar on any of her three attempts on a course that was soaked from the day’s rain showers.

“I’ve been training for it all year,” Turner said. “I knew that’s what I was going to have to come up against. I felt confident going into that, just the rain really was a letdown.”

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