This Pole Vault Duel Decided A National Title

At adidas Outdoor Nationals in June, one of the top pole vault competitions of the season saw two of the nation's best square off across multiple heights. 

Margaretta (OH) graduate Kenna Stimmel, the recently minted-National Federation of High School record-holder in the pole vault -- in a high school-only competition -- faced Charleston Collegiate's Tessa Mudd, who had defeated Stimmel for a national title back in March. 

Neither had a single loss over the outdoor season. 

Both were Division I recruits, headed to Virginia Tech and Princeton, respectively. 

The competition would come down to a 14-foot height that would decide the national title. 

Five heights in, Mudd claimed her second straight national title after clearing 14 feet, 3.25 inches, improving upon her South Carolina state record of 14-2. 

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