The Pennsylvania pole vault state record holder has added another impressive accomplishment to his young resume.
In May, Justin Rogers (Hershey) won the PIAA State Championship with a record jump of 17 feet, 3 inches. Today, he competed at the World Athletics U20 Championships, to conclude what has been a remarkable season for the 2022 graduate.
Rogers cleared the opening height of 4.90m (16 feet, 1 inch) with ease on his first vault. He then cleared in two of his next five attempts to surpass 5.15m (16 feet, 10.75 inches) and place ninth in a stacked U20 field.
Rogers qualified for today's final after he finished ninth in Tuesday's qualifying round with a vault of 5.05m (16 feet, 6.75 inches). He is set to attend the University of Virginia this fall where he will compete for the Cavaliers.