South Williamsport's Katie Jones clears state-record 13-7

Video by Bill Shearn

South Williamsport's Katie Jones is now the outdoor state record holder in the pole vault.

Jones, a senior, cleared 13-7 at the PIAA District 4 Championships to take the win and break the PA all-time best mark. The previous state best was 13-6 by Easton Area's Lindsay Regan from 2005.

After battling a stress fracture for most of the outdoor season, Jones made her return to the runway at last week's PHAC Championship Meet, where she jumped 13-0. It appears Jones is healthy and ready to chase even bigger heights at states, where she is the defending Class AA champion.

During the winter season, Jones jumped a personal best of 13-9.25 to win the title at New Balance Nationals Indoor.

Check out the Class AA results from District 4 below:

1Katie Jones12South Williamsport13-07.001
2Hailey Zurich10Loyalsock Township11-06.001
3Ally Tama12Towanda11-06.001
4Emma Padner12Central Columbia11-00.001
5Rylie Mong10Warrior Run10-06.001