Jarod White Soars to New Minnesota Pole Vault State Record


In one of the most anticipated moments of this track and field season in Minnesota, Pine Island's Jarod White pole-vaulted 16' 2" at the Section 1A Championships for a new Minnesota state pole vault record! The previous record had belonged to Mounds Views Calvin Ciganik and his jump of 16' 1.75" in 2018. 

White came into the meet with a personal-best mark of 16' 0" from last year's Section 1A Championships. There he became just the third Minnesota boy to ever jump 16 feet or higher (Ciganik, Grant Krieger). He came into this meet with a seasonal best time of 15' 5", tied for the best vault in Minnesota this season with Travis Reighard. 

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White now owns the All-Time State Record, the MSHSL State Meet Record, and the Junior and Freshman Class Records. His sophomore season was canceled due to the pandemic*

Minnesota Boys All-Time Pole Vault Marks

1Jarod WhitePine Island16' 2"
2Calvin CiganikMounds View16' 1.75"
3Grant KriegerBlake16' 1.25"
4Mitch ValliBuffalo15' 11"
5Lee BaresLakeville South15' 9"

This is the third Minnesota state record broken this month after Ava Cinnamos jump of 41' 6" broke the girl's triple jump record and the Mounds View boys 4x800m team broke Stillwaters 24-year-old 4x800m relay record.