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Alysha Newman sets Canadian indoor pole vault record

Alysha Newman of London, Ont., set a Canadian women's indoor pole vault record of 4.65 metres on Saturday at the Fred Foot Track and Field Memorial meet.

London, Ont., native reaches 4.65 metres to best previous mark

Alysha Newman of London Ont., seen in this file photo from 2014, has set a new national indoor pole vault record of 4.65 metres on Saturday at the Fred Foot Track and Field Memorial meet. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Alysha Newman of London, Ont., set a Canadian women's indoor pole vault record of 4.65 metres on Saturday at the Fred Foot Track and Field Memorial meet.

Newman bested the record of 4.60 metres set by Saskatoon's Kelsie Hendry on Feb. 16, 2012 in Flagstaff, Az.

Brittany Salmon and Erika Fiedler, Newman's nearest competition, both failed to make heights of 3.76 metres, setting the stage for her record-setting performance at the University of Toronto's Athletic Centre.

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