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Pole vaulter Alysha Newman sets new Canadian record

Alysha Newman broke her own mark to set a new Canadian record in women's pole vault on Saturday. The 22-year-old cleared 4.71 metres at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at the University of Miami.

22-year-old cleared 4.71 metres at Hurricane Alumni Invitational

Alysha Newman, shown at the women's pole vault finals in July 2016, set a new Canadian record on Saturday at the University of Miami. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Alysha Newman broke her own mark to set a new Canadian record in women's pole vault on Saturday.

The 22-year-old cleared 4.71 metres at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at the University of Miami.

Newman set the previous national outdoor record in 2016 when she cleared 4.61 metres.

The Delaware, Ont., native also holds the Canadian women's indoor pole vault record of 4.65 metres, which she set back in January.

She made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 and placed 17th.

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