Nottoli Looks To Add Indoor Title: Top 100+ Girls' Pole Vault Returnees

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Once again, Pennsylvania should have plenty of girls near the top of the national rankings in the pole vault. There's no clear-cut favorite for the state's top spot, but a number of girls should be in the mix.

Last year, South Williamsport's Katie Jones etched her name in the record books, winning the national title and setting the all-time PA state record with a jump of 13-9.25. Who is ready to follow in Jones' footsteps this winter?

The top indoor returner is Hempfield (3)'s Carena Nottoli. The senior will join Jones at Penn State next year, but until then, she'll look to add an indoor state title to go along with her AAA outdoor state from this past spring. Nottoli cleared 12-9 last winter and took second at indoor states to Jones.

Pittston's Abby Norwillo may be Nottoli's best threat to the top spot. The UPenn recruit cleared 12-4 last winter in Reno, Nevada, but really amped up her game in the spring. Norwillo took second to Nottoli at outdoor states and cleared 12-10 to take ninth at New Balance Nationals Outdoor.


Manheim Township's Mackenzie Horn will figure into the state title conversation, too. She was 11th at indoor states last year, but took third at outdoor states, as she continues to make big improvements in the event. The senior has already cleared 13 feet in the fall and is primed for a big season.

But the only other two returning indoor state medalists outside of Nottoli are State College's Lyndsey Reed and Hempfield Area (7)'s Molly DeBone. Reed cleared her indoor best of 12-0 at indoor states to grab third place in the state. Now a junior, Reed will look for an even better season after just missing a state medal outdoors. DeBone placed seventh at indoor states last winter. She cleared a PR 12-0 at outdoor states to place fifth, proving she's a gamer that steps up at the right times.

Loyalsock's Hailey Zurich, Manheim Central's Carley Sheppard, State College's Lily Plute, Moniteau's Kendall Grossman, and Abington Heights' Danielle Heine are among the other girls who cleared at least 11 feet in the event last winter. Grossman was second and Zurich took third at outdoor states in AA.

Watch highlights in the event from the PTFCA Indoor State Championships and check out the top 100+ returnees in the girls' pole vault below:

Pole Vault

Rank Mark Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 12-9
Hempfield (3)
2018
2 12-4
Pittston Area
2018
3 12-0
Manheim Township
2018
3 12-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
3 12-0
State College Area High School
2019
6 11-8
Loyalsock Township
2019
7 11-2
Manheim Central
2018
8 11-1.75
State College Area High School
2018
9 11-0
Moniteau
2020
9 11-0
Abington Heights
2019
11 10-9
York Suburban
2018
12 10-6
Central Bucks West
2018
12 10-6
North Allegheny
2018
12 10-6
Western Wayne
2020
15 10-3
Hershey
2018
16 10-1
Trinity (3)
2018
17 10-0
Methacton
2018
17 10-0
Bethel Park
2018
17 10-0
Spring Ford
2018
17 10-0
Spring Ford
2019
17 10-0
Cumberland Valley
2019
17 10-0
Selinsgrove
2018
23 9-10
State College Area High School
2019
24 9-9
Greensburg Central Catholic
2018
24 9-9
Bethel Park
2019
26 9-6
Council Rock South
2018
26 9-6
Northampton Area
2018
26 9-6
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
26 9-6
Lower Dauphin
2019
26 9-6
Franklin Area
2018
26 9-6
West Chester Henderson
2018
26 9-6
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
26 9-6
Manheim Township
2020
26 9-6
Harriton
2019
26 9-6
Penn Manor
2018
26 9-6
Schuylkill Valley
2018
37 9-3
Lakeland
2018
38 9-2.25
Scranton Preparatory School
2019
39 9-0
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2018
39 9-0
Kennett
2021
39 9-0
Delone Catholic
2019
39 9-0
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2019
39 9-0
Souderton Area
2018
39 9-0
Unionville
2018
39 9-0
Ephrata
2019
39 9-0
Unionville
2018
39 9-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
48 8-9
State College Area High School
2019
48 8-9
Tamaqua Area
2018
50 8-8
Northeastern
2019
51 8-6
Unionville
2018
51 8-6
Strath Haven
2019
51 8-6
West Allegheny
2019
51 8-6
Conrad Weiser
2018
51 8-6
Wilson Area (11)
2020
51 8-6
Greenville
2020
51 8-6
Owen J. Roberts
2018
51 8-6
Neshaminy
2019
51 8-6
Ephrata
2018
51 8-6
Hempfield (3)
2018
51 8-6
Wyalusing Valley Area
2019
51 8-6
Altoona Area
2019
63 8-3
Bellwood Antis
2018
63 8-3
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
63 8-3
Moniteau
2018
63 8-3
Saucon Valley
2018
67 8-2
Cumberland Valley
2018
67 8-2
Northern
2019
69 8-0
Whitehall
2019
69 8-0
Muhlenberg
2018
69 8-0
Grove City Area
2018
69 8-0
Hickory
2019
69 8-0
Delone Catholic
2019
69 8-0
Bermudian Springs
2018
69 8-0
Academy of Notre Dame
2018
69 8-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2020
69 8-0
Kennett
2019
69 8-0
Hatboro Horsham
2019
69 8-0
Lower Merion
2018
80 7-9
Bethlehem Catholic
2020
81 7-8.5
Nazareth Area
2020
82 7-6
Whitehall
2019
82 7-6
Annville-Cleona
2019
82 7-6
West Chester Rustin
2018
82 7-6
Warwick
2018
82 7-6
Council Rock South
2018
82 7-6
Upper Dublin
2018
82 7-6
Butler
2020
82 7-6
New Oxford
2019
82 7-6
Council Rock South
2019
91 7-3
Altoona Area
2019
91 7-3
Mount Lebanon
2019
91 7-3
McDowell
2019
91 7-3
Bishop McDevitt
2018
95 7-0
Archbishop Ryan
2020
95 7-0
Kutztown Area
2019
95 7-0
Northampton Area
2018
95 7-0
Meadville Area
2018
95 7-0
Riverside (7)
2018
95 7-0
Perkiomen Valley
2019
95 7-0
Greenville
2018
95 7-0
Cumberland Valley
2019
95 7-0
North Allegheny
2018
95 7-0
William Tennent
2019
95 7-0
Cheltenham
2019
95 7-0
Punxsutawney Area
2018
95 7-0
Owen J. Roberts
2018
95 7-0
Central Bucks West
2018
95 7-0
Quakertown
2018
95 7-0
North Penn
2018
95 7-0
Hickory
2020
95 7-0
Neshaminy
2020
113 6-9
Bald Eagle Area
2020
113 6-9
McDowell
2019
113 6-9
Seneca Valley
2019
116 6-6
Penn Charter
2018
116 6-6
Fleetwood Area
2020
116 6-6
Upper Dublin
2018
116 6-6
Kennett
2020
120 6-3
North Allegheny
2020
120 6-3
McDowell
2019
122 6-0
Lebanon
2019
122 6-0
Butler
2020
122 6-0
Indiana Area
2020

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