Justin Rogers Vaults All-Time State Best 17-1

Justin Rogers has accomplished just about everything a Pennsylvania high school pole vaulter could accomplish in their career.

Now the Hershey senior has the all-time Pennsylvania outdoor state record to his name.

Rogers cleared 17 feet, 1 inch at a dual meet on Tuesday against Susquehanna Township in Harrisburg. That marks eclipses the previous all-time outdoor state record of 17 feet even, held by Charles Dever of West Chester Rustin from 2018.

Rogers jumped 17-00.25 indoors -- at the time the best jump indoors or outdoors in state history -- and now he holds both the indoor and outdoor PA state all-time bests. Rogers' 17-1 in currently US No. 5. Maddox Hamm from Alabama has the nation's best jump this outdoor season so far at 18-1.

Rogers, who won the High School Boys' Pole Vault at the Penn Relays this past Friday said he knew 17 feet was coming soon. It didn't quite happen at Penn, with Rogers winning with a best vault of 16-0.75. But it came a few days later on the runway at Susquehanna Township High School.

Rogers was the 2021 PIAA Class AAA state champion in the pole vault. He added an indoor state crown in the event in March. Now he is the sole owner of both state records.

Watch the winning vault above and check out the PA all-time state top ten list below.