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DyeStat.com – News – Amanda Moll Becomes First U.S. Prep Female Athlete to Soar Past 15-Foot Barrier at UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit

DyeStat.com - News - Amanda Moll Becomes First U.S. Prep Female Athlete to Soar Past 15-Foot Barrier at UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit

Capital High senior and Northwest Pole Vault Club star wins women’s elite section in Reno with American Under-20 record and high school all-time mark 15-1.50 (4.61m), with twin sister Hana Moll clearing personal-best 14-9.50 (4.51m); French athlete Thibaut Collet edges American Jacob Wooten for men’s title as they both equal world lead at 19-0.75 (5.81m)

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

RENO – Hana Moll ran to hug twin sister Amanda as she exited the pole vault pit, and as soon as they were done embracing, Hana turned around and simply said, “Wow!”

In one word, the Capital High senior representing Northwest Pole Vault Club in Washington managed to sum up one of the most memorable nights in UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit history.

Because thanks to the Moll siblings, there was no shortage of historic achievements to appreciate Friday night at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, beginning with the twins becoming the first high school girls to even compete in the women’s elite section in event history.

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Amanda Moll became the first American prep female athlete to produce a 15-foot vault, winning the women’s elite title by clearing 15-1.50 (4.61m) on her first attempt.

Her performance set American Under-20 and national high school absolute records, allowing the 17-year-old Moll to prevail against not only her sister – the reigning World Under-20 gold medalist – but also a field of professional and college athletes, including multiple past NCAA champions.

Hana Moll took third by clearing a personal-best 14-9.50 (4.51m) on her third opportunity, matching the mark achieved by 2021 U.S. Olympian Morgan LeLeux Romero, who edged the Washington signee for runner-up honors based on fewer attempts.

Amanda Moll, who was unsuccessful at three attempts at 15-3 (4.65m), elevated to No. 3 all-time among World Under-20 indoor competitors, with Hana Moll ascending to No. 11.

The sisters became the first athletes to both clear at least 14-9.50 in the same competition in World Under-20 indoor history. Amanda Moll needed a third-attempt clearance at 14-5.50 (4.41m), before successfully making both 14-9.50 and 15-1.50 on her first tries using an Altius 14-6/175 pole.

Northwest Pole Vault Club coach Tim Reilly has now coached the top three indoor performers in national high school and American Under-20 history, with former West Seattle High standout Chloe Cunliffe – the 2019 high school elite section winner at the Pole Vault Summit –…

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