For months, Amanda Moll had been trying to find her rhythm in the pole vault.
On Sunday, she found it.
The Olympia Capital (WA) High School junior, who set national class outdoor freshman and sophomore indoor and outdoor records in as many seasons, finally cleared a personal best height in 2022, hitting 4.50 meters (14 feet, 9 inches) at the USA Indoor Championships in Spokane, Washington, to tie the high school national record in the event.
She missed all three attempts at 4.60 (15-1), which is a mark that no American high school girl has ever surpassed.
Athletes from the Northwest Pole Vault Club now own the top three marks in high school indoor track and field history (Amanda Moll, Chloe Cunliffe, Hana Moll).
The mark tied the overall national record held jointly by Chloe Cunliffe, a former Northwest Pole Vault athlete who graduated from West Seattle High School in 2019, and Westlake (CA) graduate Paige Sommers, who set the outdoor mark in 2021.
And in doing so, Moll also finished fourth.
But she wasn't alone.
Her sister, Hana Moll, who previously cleared a junior class record in February with a 14-8 clearance at the National Pole Vault Summit, was seventh overall with a mark of 4.40 meters (14-5.25), making the sisters unquestionably one of the best 1-2 sibling pairs in history.
Both maintained afterward that the USA competition, which qualified athletes for the World Championships, was the last meet of their indoor seasons.
Overall, the effort for Amanda represented a major victory after previous efforts to reclaim her form from the previous season -- she claimed an outdoor national sophomore class record with a height of 14-7.25 in June -- did not come to pass.
Her top clearance of the 2022 season thus far was a mark of 14-2.
On Sunday, she nearly no-heighted on her first three attempts, too.
With aggressive progressions staring down both pole vaulters, Amanda cleared the first height of 4.30 meters (14-1.25) on her third attempt, before hitting 14-5.25 on her first.
Amanda cleared 14-9 on her second attempt, tying the national record mark. Hana, meanwhile, cleared the first two heights on her first tries before missing three at 14-9.