The girls pole vault competition at the Texas Relays could be one of the best high school competitions ever. The entry list boasts one of the most accomplished fields ever assembled. For one, it has the best Texas vaulters who are competing at an unbelievable and historical clip, so far this season. Molly Haywood (Tomball Memorial) is the TX No. 2 all-time vaulter with her 14-6 PR.
Seven Texans with personal bests over 13-3.75 all made the elite flight. Even more striking are the vaulters who didn't make the elite flight with personal best clearances of 13-3 and 13-0. The competition will also have five jumpers from out of state who are also 13 feet plus vaulters.
You don't even have to be a pole vault expert to have heard of Amanda and Hana Moll. The twin sisters from Olympia, Washington are the top two high school girls pole vaulters ever. Amanda jumped 15-1.50 and Hana cleared 14-10.75 during the indoor season. Their marks eclipse Amanda's 2022 14-9 indoor mark that was the indoor national record and her 14-9.50 outdoor national record.
Missouri's top vaulter Rachel Homoly jumped 14-0 indoors, Ella McRitchie who is also from Washington state has a 13-11 outdoor clearance this year, and Coloradoan Anna Willis enters with a 13-1.50 season best.
There haven't been many if any high school girls pole vault competitions like the one this weekend. Based on the PRs of the participants, the maximum performance of the competition is 15-1.50 , the median is 14-0, the average is 13-8.75, and the minimum performance is 13-3.50.
Consider this, 14-0 is the 20th best all-time mark of all time and it's the median height in this weekend's event. You don't want to miss the best assembled field in history as these girls could produce one of the best overall competition and collective performances and perhaps a national record when it's all said and done.