Lindsay Absher Sets New Pole Vault State Record At 13-1

On January 4th of 2018 Lindsay Absher (West Forsyth) had her first big breakthrough when she jumped 13-0 in the Pole Vault.  The mark was tied for NC#2 All-Time and was just .75 inches short of tying the state record at Forsyth Series #3.

During her junior outdoor season Absher would move up to 13-3 where she claimed her first NCHSAA State Championship.

Through Absher's first three meets of 2018 she started out strong clearing heights of 12-9, 12-6 and 12-10.  The Purdue commit had seemed to be in great form to take down the North Carolina Indoor State Record of 13-0.75.

On Thursday at the Titan Classic #2 Absher was able to set a new indoor PR en route to setting a new state record of 13-1! Anna Eaton (Apex) set the mark back in 2015.  After coming so close a little over a year ago I'm sure Absher is thrilled to have the barrier off of her to do list for the indoor season.  

North Carolina Top 10 All-Time Indoor Pole Vaults

All-Time Rank Name School Height  Year

Lindsay Absher

West Forsyth 13-1 2019

Anna Eaton

Apex 13-0.75 2015

Chesney Ward

Ragsdale 13-0 2016

Sydney White

East Forsyth 12-10.25 2011

Kristen Lee

Wakefield 12-9 2013

Riley Felts

Weddington 12.7.5 2018

Tessa Sheets

Northwood 12-7 2017

Olivia Goodwin

Cary 12-6.25 2017

Sage Proffitt

North Buncombe 12-4.75 2012

McKenna Brunick

Leesville Road 12-3 2018

Kristen Lee (Wakefield) holds the Outdoor and overall North Carolina State Record of 13-5 set at the 4A Mideast Regional in 2013.  Absher will have a great shot to take this mark down over the last few months of her high school career.

Girls Pole Vault is currently in it's 20th year in existence as a girls event in NC.  It began back in 1999.  It's certainly becoming one of the states stronger events on the girls side as Abhser leads a strong senior class of vaulters.  

Absher's 13-1 currently sits at US#2 in the event with Gennifer Hirata (VA) currently holding the top mark at 13-3.

United States Girls Pole Vault Rankings

North Carolina Girls Pole Vault Rankings