Feb. 8, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
University of Alabama senior pole vaulter Alexis Paine set a school record in the women's pole vault while winning the event Saturday afternoon at the Samford Multi and Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Paine's winning mark of 4.35 meters (14 feet, 3 1/4 inches) broke the previous Alabama indoor record of 4.25 meters (13-11 1/2) that she set at last year's SEC Indoor Championships in March of 2013.
Paine entered the competition at 4.00 meters (13-1 1/2), which she cleared on her first attempt, them cleared 4.10 (13-5 1/4) on her second attempt. She cleared 4.20 (13-9 1/4) on her first try, then cleared 4.30 (14-1 1/4) on her second attempt before winning the competition with a clearance at 4.35 on her first attempt.
Paine edged Kat Majester, who competed unattached and a field of more than 20 competitors. Majester cleared 4.30 (14-1 1/4) before failing to clear 4.35.
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