Pole vaulter Alysha Newman sets new Canadian record
22-year-old cleared 4.71 metres at Hurricane Alumni Invitational
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.
🚨🚨NEW CANADIAN RECORD !!! & PR OF 4.71m !!!! 🚨🚨 Trust the process and have faith! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PoleVault?src=hash">#PoleVault</a>… <a href="https://t.co/FFYxVP4mtA">https://t.co/FFYxVP4mtA</a>—@alysha_newman94
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.