Veronica Vacca is carrying a wave of momentum into the outdoor season. This weekend, she won her second national title within seven days.
Impressively, Vacca vaulted a personal best of 13-8.5 to win the Adidas Track Nationals Pole Vault Championship. Last week she won New Balance Nationals Indoor with a vault of 13-7.25. And a year ago, she won the Nike Indoor National Championship. Now she has three Indoor National Championships on her resume.
Did we mention that she's only a sophomore?
Despite her age, she is one of the best Pole Vaulters in the nation and solidified her status with another weekend of phenom-level competition. She passed on the first three opening heights before opening at 3.73m (12-2.75).
3.88 (12-8.75) meters gave her some trouble as she missed on her first two attempts, but she broke through on her third and would eventually clear the following two heights. In finality, she cleared 13-8.5 to win the Championship and set improve on her stand-alone PA No. 3 All-Time.
She inches closer to the PA Indoor State Record of 13-10 set by Chloe Timberg.
Vacca currently holds both the freshmen and sophomore state records in the Pole Vault.
Maddy Kelley (Villa Maria) finished fifth at Adidas Nationals after vaulting to runner-up honors at New Balance Nationals. Annika Flanigan (Liberty) tied with Kelley after finishing second at Nike Indoor Nationals. They cleared 12-2.75.