Despite waking up sick and using unfamiliar poles, the junior vaulted into history.
Westlake High junior Paige Sommers broke the California high school record in the girls pole vault with a 14-feet, 6-inch clearance on Saturday (Feb. 22) at the Thousand Oaks Lancer Invitational. Sommers' clearance ranks No. 2 in U.S. high school history, is the best ever by a 16-year-old and also by a high school junior. Read more about her day here: https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/275831-westlakes-paige-sommers-soars-to-14-06-ca-pole-vault-record
On Feb. 22 at the Thousand Oaks Lancer Invitational, Westlake junior Paige Sommers cleared 14 feet 6 inches in the pole vault breaking the previous California state high school record of 14-05.50 set by Rachel Baxter (Anaheim Canyon) in 2017. Sommers' mark ranks No. 4 in prep high school history.
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