PICKERINGTON — Despite a fabulous senior season, Madi Phillips fell short of her ultimate goal.
The Mount Vernon student, who has etched her name in school history by recording the highest leap in the pole vault, couldn’t overcome threatening weather at the Division I regional track and field meet at Pickerington North High School on Friday.
Phillips missed three 10-foot attempts in the pole vault and was eliminated.
“Pole vault is a variable, every time you come out,” said Mount Vernon girls track coach Kathryn Thayer. “You’ve got the weather. You’ve got the competition and the pressure.”
Phillips owns the Mount Vernon record for the girls pole vault at 11-foot-3. She first broke the record at Yellow Jacket Relays with a vault of 11-0. She broke it again at Olentangy Orange, setting the record at its current height.
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