Paige Sommers Reaches For New Heights In Pole Vault

*Paige Sommers broke the national high school record in the pole vault with a 14-9 clearance

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Within the last three years, there have been three new girl national high school pole vault record holders. Chloe Cunliffe broke the indoor national record of 14-9 in 2019. Leah Pasqualetti soared to 14-8.25 to break the outdoor national record last year. 

However, there's a small percentage of athletes who break their own national high school record twice in one season.

This season, Paige Sommers of Westlake (CA) cleared 14-8.50 in April. About a month later, she stepped on the runway at the Marmonte League Prelims/Finals and cleared 14-9 to improve on the record.

In this week's telestration, Sommers analyzed her form and technique for this record-breaking jump. This jump was more special, especially since she was able to celebrate it with her father who has been there every step of the way.