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Van Sickle winner Pitman sets national record in pole vault

Ithaca College senior Katherine Pitman set an NCAA Division III indoor track and field record Saturday, clearing 4.22 meters in the pole vault during the first day of the Bomber Invitational & Multi.

The 2016 female winner of The Ithaca Journal’s Van Sickle Award, Pitman established the record on her first attempt during the home meet. Her height of 13 feet, 10 inches beat the national record of 13-9.75 set by Ramapo College’s Michelle Favre at the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

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