Delsea’s Marco Morales breaks South Jersey pole vault record at Ocean Breeze!!!!!

Marco Morales of Delsea broke the South Jersey indoor pole vault record Saturday with a 15-7 clearance at the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games in Staten Island, N.Y.

The previous record of 15-6 was shared by Morales, twin brother Nico Morales of Delsea from last year and Dan Batdorf of West Deptford in 2008.

Marco Morales had just cleared 15-6 indoors for the first time two weeks ago at the Armory. That’s also his outdoor PR from the South Jersey Invitational.

Nico Morales cleared 15-0 to place second in his season debut. He had tied Batdorf’s South Jersey indoor record last year at the state relays at the Bennett Center.

Th only superior jump indoors or out by a South Jersey vaulter belongs to Bob Green of Haddon Heights, who cleared 16-0 outdoors in 1992.

Morales now ranks No. 8 on the all-time state indoor list, and he’s No. 2 in New Jersey this year, behind Bradley Jelmert of Watchung Hills, who cleared an all-time New Jersey No. 2 16-7 1/4 at the Somerset County Championships at Lehigh’s Rauch Fieldhouse in Bethlehem, Pa., last weekend. The indoor state record is 17-0 by Bill Lange of Bridgewater East in 1980.

According to the U.S. MileSplit national rankings, Jelmert is No. 1 this season and Morales is No. 7.

ALL-TIME N.J. INDOOR POLE VAULT LIST
17-0 … Bill Lange [Bridgewater East], 1980
16-7 1/4 … Bradley Jelmert [Watchung Hills], 2020
16-3 1/4 … Adam Sarafian [Ocean Twp.], 2004
16-2 1/4 … Don Heyburn [Cranford], 1980
16-1 1/4 … Craig Hunter [Robbinsville], 2013
15-10 … Bill Hartley [Southern Reg.], 1976
15-9 … Liam Landau [Pascack Hills], 2019
15-7 … Marco Morales [Delsea], 2020 [i]
15-6 … Casey DiCesare [Irvington], 2006
15-6 … Dan Batdorf [West Deptford], 2008
15-6 … Luke Annichiarico [Northern Valley], 2014
15-6 … Nico Morales [Delsea], 2019
15-6 … Vince Reilly [St. Joe’s-Metuchen], 1977
15-6 … Eric Richard [Bridgewater East], 1981
15-6 … Simon Schenk [Princeton], 2019
15-4 … Nick Eckett [Jackson Liberty], 2013
15-3 1/2 … Tyler Hrbek [Northern Valley], 2018
15-3 1/2 … David Bausmith [Hunterdon Central], 2018
15-3 … Eric Geider [Northern Valley], 2013
15-3 … Bruce Wodder [Northern Hunterdon], 1975
15-3 … Dan Bertolami [Woodbridge], 1984

ALL-TIME S.J. OVERALL POLE VAULT LIST
16-0 … Bob Green [Haddon Heights], 1992 [o]
15-7 … Brandon Kurtz [Absegami], 1991 [o]
15-7 … Nico Morales [Delsea], 2019
15-7 … Marco Morales [Delsea], 2020 [i]
15-6 … Dan Batdorf [West Deptford], 2008 [i]
15-6 … Dylan Altland [Kingsway], 2014 [o]
15-5 … Devon Purves [Haddonfield], 2006 [o]
15-5 … Mike Davis [Haddonfield], 2004 [o]
15-4 … Jason King [Lenape], 1993 [o]
15-0 1/2 … Danny Lamp [Willingboro], 1977 [o]
15-0 … Mark Murphy [Haddonfield], 1985 [o]
15-0 … Ricky Clemons [Willingboro], 1989 [o]
15-0 … Dave Murname [West Deptford], 2000 [o]
15-0 … Josh Moline [Gateway], 2000 [o]
15-0 … Mike Hulme [Eastern], 2003 [o]
15-0 … Mike Maira [Seneca], 2010 [o]
15-0 … Mike Rivard [Haddonfield], 2010 [o]
15-0 … James Lynch [Deptford], 2019 [o]

2 thoughts on “Delsea’s Marco Morales breaks South Jersey pole vault record at Ocean Breeze!!!!!

  1. Daniel Fourney January 5, 2020 / 12:20 pm

    Good stuff! An addition to the SJ list should be Matt Mancini from Cinnaminson. Matt cleared 15′ 0″ while winning the Group II south sectional meet in 2006.

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