Chloe Timberg is the new all-time Pennsylvania state record holder in the girls' indoor pole vault.
The Central Bucks West senior vaulted 13 feet, 10 inches for the win at Saturday's Philly Jumps Club meet at the club's facility in Conshohocken. That breaks the nearly four-year-old PA state record held previously by Katie Jones of South Williamsport. Jones jumped 13-9.25 to win the New Balance National Indoor title in 2017.
For Timberg, it's yet another improvement on her personal best this winter. She entered this season with a personal best of 12-9 from last year. The pandemic derailed her chance at competing outdoors during her junior year. But Timberg came out ready to go this winter. She went 13-4.5 to win at the VA Showcase and then a few weeks later jumped 13-6.25 to move up to PA No. 2 all-time at the East Coast Invitational. Both of those performances came at the new Virginia Beach Facility down south.
She returned to Pennsylvania on Saturday, though, where she captured the state record at PJC while competing unattached. Timberg's 13-10 moves her up the current national rankings for this season to US No. 2. Only sophomore sensation Amanda Moll from Olympia, Washington stands above Timberg. Moll has cleared 14-0 twice this winter.
It's yet another big vault for Timberg who has been getting better and better this winter, despite fewer opportunities to jump in official competition.
Timberg could have her sights on the 14-foot bar in just a week's time. She's entered in the Championship section of the pole vault for Adidas Indoor Nationals set for next weekend in Virginia Beach. She'll she some good competition there, as current two T-US No. 3 girls -- Heather Abadie and Emery Prentice -- are among the accepted entries. It will surely be a can't-miss event.
For now, though, Timberg will enjoy her state record and continued success in the pole vault.
Watch a video of record-setting vault, courtesy of Scott Sherwood, below.