Norwillo Leads Vaulters: Top 500 Girls Pole Vault Returners

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The pole vault continues to get better year-over-year . This winter especially proved that with a pair of girls vaulting top four all-time jumps in Pennsylvania. Pittston Area's Abby Norwillo and Manheim Township's Mackenzie Horn were the top PA vaulters all winter. Horn took home the state title last month at Penn State (both cleared 13-0, but Horn won on attempts).

Norwillo comes back this spring with the best returning jump from outdoors last year. She jumped 12-10 to take ninth at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. But the bar has been raised heading into this season. Norwillo was second at states last year, but indoors, she cleared a PA#4 all-time 13-00.75. Horn was third at outdoor states last year, but jumped a PA#2 all-time of 13-03 indoors. These two are the favorites heading into the spring.


But we can't forget about the reigning AAA state champion, Carena Nottoli of Hempfield. She jumped 12-06 a few times last season, including at the state meet to take the title. She was third at indoor states and certainly has the potential to be a factor for the win again this spring. Lyndsey Reed of State College Area also comes in with a clearance of 12-06 from last spring. She took tenth at outdoor states, but placed fourth at indoor states (her indoor best was 12-7 this winter), so look for Reed to also be in the mix this season.

Hempfield Area's Molly DeBone was fifth at states last year and will be looking to close out her high school career on a high note. DeBone, along with Abington Heights' Danielle Heine and Scranton Preparatory's Victoria Atkinson are all AAA girls that jumped 12-00 this indoor season.

In AA, Katie Jones of South Williamsport, who won at states by over two feet, has graduated, so there's room for a new champion. Moniteau's Kendall Grossman is the top returner based on states place. She was second to Jones last season. Loyalsock's Hailey Zurich will offer a good challenge to the top spot, though. She jumped 12-00 and took eighth at states in the winter. Richland's Morgan Gossard is fresh off a huge indoor season that saw her jump 12-00 on a number of occasions.

Expect AA girls like Western Wayne's Trina Barcarola and Lakeland's Corah Krantz and AAA girls like Manheim Township's Sydney Horn, Central York's Cierra Crane, and State College's Lily Plute to also be in the mix for medals in this, one of the state's deepest events on the girls' side.

Watch an interview with Nottoli after states last spring and check out the top 500 returners in the girls' pole vault below:

Pole Vault

Rank Mark Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 12-10
Pittston Area
2018
2 12-6
Hempfield (3)
2018
2 12-6
State College Area High School
2019
2 12-6
Manheim Township
2018
5 12-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
6 11-6
Loyalsock Township
2019
6 11-6
State College Area High School
2018
6 11-6
Abington Heights
2019
9 11-4
Spring Ford
2019
10 11-3
Moniteau
2020
11 11-1
Franklin Area
2018
12 11-0
Penn Manor
2018
12 11-0
Fairfield Area
2018
12 11-0
Bellwood Antis
2018
12 11-0
Northampton Area
2018
12 11-0
Western Wayne
2020
12 11-0
Selinsgrove
2018
12 11-0
Scranton Preparatory School
2019
12 11-0
Bethel Park
2019
12 11-0
Lakeland
2019
12 11-0
Richland
2018
22 10-8
Wilson Area (11)
2020
23 10-6
Greensburg Central Catholic
2018
23 10-6
Annville-Cleona
2019
23 10-6
Delone Catholic
2019
23 10-6
Council Rock South
2018
23 10-6
Manheim Central
2018
23 10-6
Central Bucks West
2018
23 10-6
Ephrata
2018
23 10-6
Crestwood
2018
23 10-6
North Allegheny
2018
23 10-6
Warrior Run
2019
23 10-6
Lower Dauphin
2019
23 10-6
York Suburban
2018
35 10-3
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
2019
35 10-3
Uniontown Area
2018
37 10-2
West Chester Henderson
2018
37 10-2
Freedom (11)
2019
39 10-0
Souderton Area
2018
39 10-0
Wyalusing Valley Area
2019
39 10-0
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
39 10-0
Schuylkill Valley
2018
39 10-0
Harriton
2019
39 10-0
Conrad Weiser
2018
39 10-0
Hershey
2018
39 10-0
Lampeter Strasburg
2017
39 10-0
Cumberland Valley
2019
39 10-0
Hatboro Horsham
2019
39 10-0
Saucon Valley
2018
39 10-0
Port Allegany
2018
39 10-0
State College Area High School
2019
39 10-0
Tamaqua Area
2018
39 10-0
Chambersburg
2017
39 10-0
Lakeview
2018
39 10-0
Western Wayne
2020
39 10-0
Spring Ford
2018
39 10-0
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
39 10-0
Milton Area
2018
39 10-0
Methacton
2018
39 10-0
Elizabethtown Area
2018
39 10-0
Hershey
2018
39 10-0
Lower Dauphin
2019
39 10-0
South Side
2018
64 9-9
Clarion Area
2020
64 9-9
Central York
2019
64 9-9
Bethel Park
2018
67 9-8
Bangor Area
2019
67 9-8
New Brighton
2018
67 9-8
Greensburg Salem
2019
67 9-8
Franklin Regional
2019
67 9-8
Seneca Valley
2019
72 9-7
Greater Latrobe
2020
73 9-6
Allentown Central Catholic
2019
73 9-6
Upper Dublin
2018
73 9-6
Bethlehem Catholic
2020
73 9-6
Ligonier Valley
2018
73 9-6
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2018
73 9-6
West Chester Rustin
2018
73 9-6
Berlin Brothersvalley
2019
73 9-6
Berwick
2019
73 9-6
Westmont Hilltop
2018
73 9-6
Kennett
2021
73 9-6
Unionville
2018
73 9-6
Hempfield (3)
2018
73 9-6
Brookville Area
2019
73 9-6
Bermudian Springs
2018
73 9-6
Mohawk
2018
73 9-6
Wilmington
2020
73 9-6
Beaver Area
2019
73 9-6
Hickory
2019
73 9-6
West Allegheny
2019
73 9-6
Warrior Run
2020
93 9-3
Oil City
2020
94 9-2
North Allegheny
2018
94 9-2
Greenville
2020
96 9-1
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
96 9-1
Indiana Area
2020
98 9-0
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
98 9-0
Notre Dame Green Pond
2018
98 9-0
Mount Carmel Area
2020
98 9-0
Ambler Olympic Club
2021
98 9-0
Wissahickon
2019
98 9-0
Bishop Carroll
2019
98 9-0
Cumberland Valley
2018
98 9-0
Huntingdon Area
2019
98 9-0
Kennett
2019
98 9-0
Kennett
2019
98 9-0
Whitehall
2019
98 9-0
Unionville
2018
98 9-0
Corry Area
2018
98 9-0
Berks Catholic
2020
98 9-0
Montoursville Area
2018
98 9-0
Unionville
2018
98 9-0
Moniteau
2018
98 9-0
Northern
2019
98 9-0
Grove City Area
2018
98 9-0
North East
2019
98 9-0
Somerset Area
2019
98 9-0
West York Area
2020
98 9-0
Ephrata
2019
98 9-0
West Chester Rustin
2020
98 9-0
Owen J. Roberts
2018
98 9-0
Delone Catholic
2019
98 9-0
Altoona Area
2019
98 9-0
Wilmington
2020
98 9-0
Karns City
2018
98 9-0
Northampton Area
2019
98 9-0
Northern Cambria High School
2020
98 9-0
Penns Manor
2019
98 9-0
Bloomsburg
2019
98 9-0
Central Columbia
2019
98 9-0
Eastern Lebanon County
2018
133 8-10
Mount Lebanon
2019
134 8-9
Fleetwood Area
2018
135 8-6
Radnor
2019
135 8-6
Strath Haven
2019
135 8-6
Academy of Notre Dame
2018
135 8-6
Riverside (7)
2019
135 8-6
Warrior Run
2019
135 8-6
Fannett-Metal High School
2018
135 8-6
Easton Area
2019
135 8-6
Downingtown West
2018
135 8-6
Pen Argyl Area
2020
135 8-6
Central Dauphin
2020
135 8-6
North Penn
2019
135 8-6
Wellsboro Area
2018
135 8-6
Haverford Township HS
2018
135 8-6
Seneca
2018
135 8-6
Bradford Area
2019
135 8-6
Stroudsburg
2018
135 8-6
Parkland
2019
135 8-6
Southern Lehigh
2018
135 8-6
North Penn
2018
135 8-6
New Oxford
2019
135 8-6
Pennridge
2019
135 8-6
Baldwin
2018
135 8-6
North Pocono
2018
135 8-6
Upper Dublin
2018
135 8-6
Salisbury Township
2019
135 8-6
Jim Thorpe Area
2019
135 8-6
Williamsport Area
2019
135 8-6
Greenwood
2020
135 8-6
Perkiomen Valley
2019
135 8-6
Perkiomen Valley
2019
135 8-6
Trinity (3)
2018
135 8-6
Central York
2020
135 8-6
Franklin Area
2018
135 8-6
Bermudian Springs
2019
135 8-6
General McLane
2018
135 8-6
Springfield Township (Montco)
2020
135 8-6
Whitehall
2019
135 8-6
Grove City Area
2018
135 8-6
Clarion Limestone
2019
135 8-6
Solanco
2018
135 8-6
Oil City
2018
135 8-6
United
2019
135 8-6
James M. Coughlin
2020
135 8-6
Berwick
2018
135 8-6
Dallas
2018
135 8-6
Riverview
2020
135 8-6
Hollidaysburg Area
2020
135 8-6
Harbor Creek
2018
135 8-6
Manheim Township
2020
135 8-6
Garden Spot
2019
135 8-6
Great Valley
2019
135 8-6
Titusville
2020
135 8-6
Abington Heights
2020
188 8-3
Sayre Area
2018
188 8-3
Elizabeth Forward
2019
188 8-3
Wyomissing Area
2020
188 8-3
New Brighton
2020
188 8-3
Northeastern
2019
188 8-3
South Western
2020
188 8-3
South Western
2018
195 8-2
Upper Saint Clair
2018
195 8-2
Canon-McMillan
2020
195 8-2
Canon-McMillan
2019
198 8-0
Palisades
2019
198 8-0
Williamsport Area
2019
198 8-0
Nazareth Area
2020
198 8-0
Northampton Area
2018
198 8-0
Notre Dame Green Pond
2019
198 8-0
The Hill School
2019
198 8-0
Lebanon
2019
198 8-0
Liberty
2019
198 8-0
Central Dauphin
2020
198 8-0
Mount Carmel Area
2019
198 8-0
Penn Charter
2018
198 8-0
Neshaminy
2019
198 8-0
DuBois Area
2018
198 8-0
Whitehall
2019
198 8-0
McDowell
2020
198 8-0
Pen Argyl Area
2020
198 8-0
Lower Merion
2018
198 8-0
South Side
2020
198 8-0
Moniteau
2018
198 8-0
Central Bucks West
2018
198 8-0
Riverside (7)
2018
198 8-0
Pen Argyl Area
2018
198 8-0
Southern Huntingdon
2019
198 8-0
Council Rock South
2018
198 8-0
Greater Latrobe
2018
198 8-0
Quakertown
2018
198 8-0
Central Columbia
2020
198 8-0
Greensburg Salem
2019
198 8-0
Council Rock North
2019
198 8-0
Council Rock South
2018
198 8-0
Oxford Area
2018
198 8-0
Council Rock South
2019
198 8-0
Southern Lehigh
2018
198 8-0
Boiling Springs
2019
198 8-0
Franklin Regional
2019
198 8-0
Cheltenham
2019
198 8-0
Northern
2019
198 8-0
Richland
2020
198 8-0
Wilson (3)
2020
198 8-0
Meadville Area
2018
198 8-0
Bedford
2020
198 8-0
West York Area
2020
198 8-0
Palmyra
2019
198 8-0
Phoenixville Area
2018
198 8-0
Slippery Rock Area
2018
198 8-0
Northern Bedford
2019
198 8-0
Northwestern Lehigh
2018
198 8-0
Bermudian Springs
2020
198 8-0
Muhlenberg
2018
198 8-0
Warwick
2018
198 8-0
Hershey
2018
198 8-0
Donegal
2017
198 8-0
J.P. McCaskey
2018
198 8-0
Union City Area
2020
198 8-0
Scranton
2018
198 8-0
Villa Maria Academy
2018
198 8-0
Forest Hills
2018
198 8-0
Milton Area
2018
198 8-0
Lakeview
2018
198 8-0
Milton Area
2019
198 8-0
Bensalem
2019
259 7-11
Susquehannock
2018
260 7-10
State College Area High School
2020
260 7-10
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
262 7-9
Elk County Catholic
2018
262 7-9
Brookville Area
2020
262 7-9
Twin Valley
2018
262 7-9
Red Land
2019
262 7-9
West Mifflin
2019
262 7-9
Ringgold
2019
262 7-9
Pine-Richland
2019
262 7-9
North Hills
2019
262 7-9
Berlin Brothersvalley
2020
262 7-9
Keystone
2018
262 7-9
Laurel
2019
262 7-9
Connellsville
2018
262 7-9
Chartiers Valley
2019
275 7-8
Central Valley HS
2018
275 7-8
South Park High School
2018
275 7-8
Upper Saint Clair
2020
278 7-7
Butler
2018
279 7-6
Mercersburg Academy
2020
279 7-6
Downingtown East
2018
279 7-6
Stroudsburg
2018
279 7-6
Stroudsburg
2019
279 7-6
Kutztown Area
2019
279 7-6
Kutztown Area
2019
279 7-6
Shikellamy
2019
279 7-6
North East
2018
279 7-6
Butler
2020
279 7-6
Sayre Area
2019
279 7-6
Jersey Shore Area
2020
279 7-6
Northwestern Lehigh
2019
279 7-6
Whitehall
2019
279 7-6
Loyalsock Township
2019
279 7-6
Cumberland Valley
2019
279 7-6
Saint Marys Area
2018
279 7-6
Archbishop Ryan
2020
279 7-6
Oley Valley
2019
279 7-6
Pen Argyl Area
2018
279 7-6
Bald Eagle Area
2020
279 7-6
Mount Carmel Area
2019
279 7-6
Palisades
2019
279 7-6
Palmyra
2018
279 7-6
Cedar Crest
2019
279 7-6
Cedar Crest
2019
279 7-6
Springfield (Delco)
2019
279 7-6
Warrior Run
2019
279 7-6
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
279 7-6
Shikellamy
2019
279 7-6
Baldwin
2019
279 7-6
Bellwood Antis
2020
279 7-6
Marion Center Area
2018
279 7-6
Hershey
2019
279 7-6
Mount Carmel Area
2020
279 7-6
Pottsville Area
2018
279 7-6
Lewisburg Area
2018
279 7-6
Altoona Area
2019
279 7-6
Altoona Area
2020
279 7-6
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
279 7-6
Pennridge
2020
279 7-6
Jim Thorpe Area
2020
279 7-6
Garnet Valley
2018
279 7-6
Council Rock South
2018
279 7-6
Conemaugh Township Area
2020
279 7-6
Shade HS
2019
279 7-6
Hanover Area
2020
279 7-6
Shikellamy
2020
279 7-6
Selinsgrove
2018
279 7-6
Homer Center
2019
279 7-6
South Western
2018
279 7-6
Central Bucks East
2020
279 7-6
Central Bucks East
2018
279 7-6
Central Bucks West
2020
279 7-6
Meyersdale Area
2018
279 7-6
Berlin Brothersvalley
2020
279 7-6
Chestnut Ridge
2018
279 7-6
Neshaminy
2020
279 7-6
Council Rock South
2018
279 7-6
Ridley
2019
279 7-6
Bishop Carroll
2019
279 7-6
Fort Leboeuf
2018
279 7-6
York Suburban
2018
279 7-6
Somerset Area
2018
279 7-6
Souderton Area
2018
279 7-6
William Tennent
2019
279 7-6
Kutztown Area
2019
279 7-6
Selinsgrove
2018
279 7-6
Susquehannock
2019
279 7-6
Twin Valley
2020
279 7-6
Wilson Area (11)
2020
279 7-6
Greenwood
2020
279 7-6
Council Rock North
2019
279 7-6
Slippery Rock Area
2018
279 7-6
Slippery Rock Area
2018
279 7-6
Franklin Area
2019
279 7-6
Honesdale
2019
279 7-6
Bishop McDevitt
2018
279 7-6
Kutztown Area
2018
279 7-6
Jersey Shore Area
2020
279 7-6
Coatesville
2019
279 7-6
Hickory
2020
279 7-6
Forest Hills
2019
279 7-6
Downingtown West
2019
279 7-6
Elizabethtown Area
2018
279 7-6
Conestoga Valley
2020
364 7-3
Elk County Catholic
2019
364 7-3
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2019
364 7-3
Chartiers Valley
2018
364 7-3
Kane Area
2019
364 7-3
Twin Valley
2019
364 7-3
Boyertown
2020
364 7-3
Keystone
2019
364 7-3
Exeter
2018
364 7-3
Karns City
2018
364 7-3
North Hills
2020
364 7-3
Pine-Richland
2019
364 7-3
Northern Bedford
2019
364 7-3
Shade HS
2019
364 7-3
Conemaugh Township Area
2018
364 7-3
West Allegheny
2018
364 7-3
New Castle
2019
364 7-3
Beaver Area
2020
364 7-3
Governor Mifflin
2020
364 7-3
DuBois Area
2020
383 7-2
Freedom (11)
2019
383 7-2
Upper Saint Clair
2018
383 7-2
Moon Area
2018
386 7-0
Wilson Area (11)
2019
386 7-0
Southern Columbia Area
2018
386 7-0
Fairview
2018
386 7-0
Fairview
2018
386 7-0
Shippensburg
2019
386 7-0
James Buchanan
2019
386 7-0
Liberty
2018
386 7-0
Fleetwood Area
2020
386 7-0
Wyalusing Valley Area
2018
386 7-0
West Chester East
2020
386 7-0
Punxsutawney Area
2020
386 7-0
Bishop Shanahan
2018
386 7-0
Southern Lehigh
2019
386 7-0
Susquehanna Community
2018
386 7-0
Carlisle
2020
386 7-0
Saucon Valley
2019
386 7-0
Millersburg
2019
386 7-0
Greenwood
2019
386 7-0
West Chester Henderson
2018
386 7-0
Cumberland Valley
2018
386 7-0
Harrisburg High School
2019
386 7-0
East Stroudsburg Area South
2020
386 7-0
Carlisle
2018
386 7-0
Chambersburg
2020
386 7-0
DuBois Area
2020
386 7-0
Bradford Area
2018
386 7-0
Parkland
2019
386 7-0
Wilson Area (11)
2020
386 7-0
Danville Area
2020
386 7-0
Archbishop Ryan
2020
386 7-0
St. Hubert's
2019
386 7-0
Salisbury Township
2019
386 7-0
Seneca Valley
2019
386 7-0
Emmaus
2018
386 7-0
Liberty
2019
386 7-0
Garnet Valley
2019
386 7-0
Athens Area
2018
386 7-0
St. Hubert's
2018
386 7-0
Northampton Area
2020
386 7-0
Archbishop Carroll
2018
386 7-0
Lakeland
2019
386 7-0
State College Area High School
2020
386 7-0
Emmaus
2020
386 7-0
Freedom Area (7)
2019
386 7-0
Palisades
2019
386 7-0
Danville Area
2020
386 7-0
James M. Coughlin
2019
386 7-0
Lewisburg Area
2018
386 7-0
Everett Area
2018
386 7-0
Central Bucks West
2019
386 7-0
Ligonier Valley
2020
386 7-0
North Pocono
2019
386 7-0
North Schuylkill
2018
386 7-0
Blue Mountain
2018
386 7-0
Annville-Cleona
2018
386 7-0
Eastern Lebanon County
2019
386 7-0
Annville-Cleona
2019
386 7-0
McDowell
2019
386 7-0
Lewisburg Area
2020
386 7-0
Cheltenham
2019
386 7-0
Central Bucks West
2018
386 7-0
Northern
2018
386 7-0
East Stroudsburg Area South
2019
386 7-0
Milton Area
2019
386 7-0
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
2020
386 7-0
Pottsgrove
2019
386 7-0
Spring Ford
2018
386 7-0
Hollidaysburg Area
2019
386 7-0
Altoona Area Junior Varsity
2019
386 7-0
Stroudsburg
2018
386 7-0
Hershey
2020
386 7-0
Hempfield (3)
2018
386 7-0
Wilson (3)
2018
386 7-0
Harbor Creek
2018
386 7-0
Bensalem
2018
386 7-0
Greenville
2018
386 7-0
Perkiomen Valley
2018
386 7-0
Hatboro Horsham
2020
386 7-0
Dallastown
2019
386 7-0
Lampeter Strasburg
2020
386 7-0
Central Cambria HS Red Devils
2019
386 7-0
Owen J. Roberts
2019
386 7-0
North East
2018
386 7-0
Valley View
2020
386 7-0
Union City Area
2019
386 7-0
Dallastown
2018
386 7-0
General McLane
2019
386 7-0
Muhlenberg
2020
386 7-0
Lakeview
2019
386 7-0
Everett Area
2018
386 7-0
Juniata
2018
386 7-0
Seneca
2020
386 7-0
Harrisburg High School
2018
386 7-0
Bishop McDevitt
2018
386 7-0
Conrad Weiser
2020
481 6-9
DuBois Central Catholic High School
2020
481 6-9
Thomas Jefferson
2020
483 6-7
Peters Township
2020
484 6-6
Dock Mennonite Academy
2018
484 6-6
Dock Mennonite Academy
2020
484 6-6
Mahanoy Area
2020
484 6-6
Wyalusing Valley Area
2020
484 6-6
Freedom (11)
2020
484 6-6
Northern Cambria High School
2019
484 6-6
Northern Lehigh
2019
484 6-6
George School
2018
484 6-6
Towanda
2020
484 6-6
Towanda
2019
484 6-6
Towanda
2019
484 6-6
North Allegheny
2020
484 6-6
North Allegheny
2020
484 6-6
Central Dauphin
2019
484 6-6
Redbank Valley
2018
484 6-6
Burrell
2020
484 6-6
Saucon Valley
2018
484 6-6
Tamaqua Area
2019
484 6-6
George School
2018
484 6-6
Greenwood
2019
484 6-6
Selinsgrove
2019
484 6-6
Greencastle-Antrim
2019
484 6-6
Susquenita
2018
484 6-6
Susquenita
2018
484 6-6
Upper Dauphin HS
2019
484 6-6
Juniata
2019
484 6-6
Downingtown West
2019
484 6-6
Williamsport Area
2020
484 6-6
Bradford Area
2019
484 6-6
Pocono Mountain West
2019
484 6-6
Carlisle
2020
484 6-6
Lower Merion
2018
484 6-6
Whitehall
2020
484 6-6
Freedom (11)
2019
484 6-6
Fairfield Area
2019
484 6-6
Indiana Area
2020
484 6-6
Blue Mountain
2020
484 6-6
Liberty
2019
484 6-6
Central Columbia
2020
484 6-6
Cumberland Valley
2019
484 6-6
Pen Argyl Area
2019
484 6-6
Pen Argyl Area
2020
484 6-6
Western Wayne
2018
484 6-6
Hopewell
2020
484 6-6
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
484 6-6
Seneca
2020
484 6-6
McDowell
2019
484 6-6
Corry Area
2018
484 6-6
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
484 6-6
Pittston Area
2019
484 6-6
McGuffey
2020
484 6-6
Mount Pleasant Area
2019
484 6-6
Cumberland Valley
2018
484 6-6
Parkland
2019
484 6-6
Bensalem
2020
484 6-6
Wyoming Area
2018
484 6-6
Millersburg
2019
484 6-6
Council Rock North
2019
484 6-6
Palmyra
2018
484 6-6
Northern Lebanon
2019
484 6-6
Wilson (3)
2018
484 6-6
Cheltenham
2018
484 6-6
Meadville Area
2019
484 6-6
Northwestern Lehigh
2018
484 6-6
Exeter
2018
484 6-6
Council Rock South
2020
484 6-6
Huntingdon Area
2020
484 6-6
Bedford
2018
484 6-6
Altoona Area Junior Varsity
2019
484 6-6
Central Bucks East
2019
484 6-6
Dunmore
2020
484 6-6
Pope John Paul II
2019

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