Eliza McCartney breaks personal, national record

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Radio Sport Staff,
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Sport,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 8:32a.m.
Eliza McCartney, seen here at the Commonwealth Games, has broken the record yet again. (Photo / Photosport)
Eliza McCartney, seen here at the Commonwealth Games, has broken the record yet again. (Photo / Photosport)

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has beaten her own national record with a clearance of 4.94m at Jockgrim in Germany.

Her effort is the highest women's vault this year, beating American Jenn Suhr's 4.93m in April.

McCartney's previous national mark was 4.92m, set last month at Mannheim, Germany.

She made a failed attempt at 5.01m after winning the competition.

Only two women have previously cleared 5m.

Fellow Kiwis Imogen Ayris and Olivia McTaggart failed to clear 4.15m.

The boutique meet runs parallel to the local football pitch where a crowd, inspired by beer, get progressively boisterous as afternoon fades to evening.

 

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