PTFCA Indoor States Preview: Girls' Field

Girls' High Jump Preview

As with most of the individual events at Sunday's indoor state championship, there is no returning champion in the girls' high jump as two-time PTFCA winner Lydia Bottelier is now competing for Pitt.

If the mantle is ultimately passed to the top two jumpers thus far in 2020, it will mark the end of one's dogged pursuit of a statewide title.

Cheltenham senior Brianna Smith and Beaver Area's Emma Pavelek have narrowly missed the No. 1 spot several times. Currently tied for sixth nationally with a jump of 5-foot-8, Smith was second in the 2019 PTFCA indoor finale

The Duke recruit has cleared 5-6 in each of her four meets this season. The multi-eventer also was third in last year's PIAA meet after finishing third and fifth in her first two outdoor campaigns.

Pavelek has jumped and won twice this indoor season, with her best winning height of 5-7 worth a share of the No. 17 spot nationally. The junior is in her first indoor season, but she has done well outdoors. She was second last May at Shippensburg with a 5-7 clearance and finished fourth as a freshman.

Spring Ford's Nene Mokonchu has cleared 5-6 a pair of times. The breakthrough performer will be a threat to the top spot this weekend. Margaux Rawson of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Amelia McCloy of Central Mountain both come in with season bests of 5-5.

Olivia Boyce of Haverford Township was third last year, while Abby Eisold of George School was 10th as the top 12 all cleared 5-2. Heading into this year's final, all 15 in the field have cleared 5-3 or higher.

Event 25  Girls High Jump
 Starting Ht. 4' 10"   Increase 2"
 Meet Record:   6-00  2/27/1999   Hyleas Fountain, Central Dauphin East        
             5-03.00  SGQ State Guideline
     Name                        Year School                                
  1  Boren, Christie               10 Hickory                            
  2  Boyce, Olivia                 12 Haverford Twp                      
  3  Brown, Kasi                   11 Wissahickon                        
  4  Eisold, Abby                  12 George School                      
  5  Graybill, Morgan              12 Troy                               
  6  Griffith, Paige               10 Hickory                            
  7  Howard, Grace                  9 South Fayette                      
  8  Janosik, Lyric                12 Penn Cambria                       
  9  McCloy, Amelia                12 Central Mountain                   
 10  Mokonchu, Nene                10 Spring Ford                        
 11  Pavelek, Emma                 11 Beaver Area                        
 12  Rawson, Margaux               11 Mt St Joseph Aca                   
 13  Smith, Brianna                12 Cheltenham                         
 14  Spencer, Rachael              12 State College                      
 15  Torri, Giana                   9 Hempfield Area