Lindsey Michie wins state pole vault title to become Northern Burlington’s first indoor state champion!!!!!

step0001-2For the first time in the program’s history, a Northern Burlington girl has won an indoor state title.

Senior Lindsey Michie PR’d with an 11-6 clearance Saturday to win the state Group 3 title at the Bennett Center in Toms River.

Her previous PR was 11-2 at the same facility. Coming into the season, she had an outdoor PR of 11-0 and an indoor PR of 10-6.

Michie’s mark equals No. 4 in South Jersey history indoors and matches the best by a Burlington County girl since 2004, when Shawnee’s Danielle O’Reilly set what was then a national indoor record of 13-5 at the Armory and Moorestown’s Jessica Kloss cleared 12-0.

13-5 … Danielle O’Reilly [Shawnee], 2004
12-7 … Ashley Preston [Delsea], 2018
12-0 … Jessica Kloss [Moorestown], 2004
11-6 … Melissa Gale [Millville], 2005
11-6 … Brittney Raffo [Seneca], 2017
11-6 … Lindsey Michie [Northern Burlington], 2019
11-1 … Kaitlyn Derman [Millville], 2014
11-0 1/4 … Jennifer Scott [Haddonfield], 2019
11-0 … Kristin Weigel [Pennsville], 2009
11-0 … Allyson Brooks [Moorestown], 2008
11-0 … Lori Stratton [Sterling], 2017
11-0 … Alexandra Elder [Moorestown], 2012

The 11-6 makes Michie No. 6 in the state this year and she’s tied for No. 3 seed at next weekend’s Meet of Champions. For the full list of seeds, click here.

Michie is Northern’s first indoor state champion ever, although the Greyhounds have had several outdoor state champs, most recently triple jumpers Ariel Woodard-Stephens in 2008 and Ashley Edwards in 2015.

Others include Camille Williams in the 400 (1989), Neko Moore in the long jump (1993), Colleen Sunderland in the 3,200 (1994, 1995), and Erica Davis in the discus (2003).

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