Katie Jones Wins Millrose Games Junior Girls' Pole Vault


Katie Jones' magical season continues.

The South Williamsport senior won the Flying Circus Junior Girls' Pole Vault at the Millrose Games on Thursday night at the Armory. Jones cleared 13-0.25 for the win over a field that included an incredible seven Pennsylvania athletes.

Jones, who broke the PA indoor state record a few weeks ago at the New Balance Grand Prix with a height of 13-6.5, tied for second at last year's Millrose Games, but her ability in the event has since skyrocketed. Jones entered the competition at 12-0.25. She was good on the first try over that and 12-4.5. She missed on her first attempt at 13-0.25, but made it on her second try.

Leah Saifi of New Jersey was second overall. Hempfield's Carena Nottoli was fifth (12-4.5), Spring Grove's Nathalie Elliot was seventh (11-8.25), James M. Coughlin's Madisyn Hawkins took eighth (11-8.5), Pittston Area's Abby Norwillo was ninth (11-4.5), and the Manheim Township duo of Courtney German and Mackenzie Horn both cleared 11-4.5 for 11th and 12th respectively.

Watch Jones' state record vault from the New Balance Grand Prix below:


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