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

Delsea senior Marco Morales shattered his own South Jersey indoor pole vault record and became South Jersey’s first 16-footer indoors or outdoors in 28 years Monday at the SJTCA meet at Ocean Breeze.

The previous South Jersey indoor record was 15-7, which Morales cleared at Ocean Breeze last month. That broke the mark of 15-6 that he shared with twin brother Nico Morales of Delsea and West Deptford’s Dan Batdorf from back in 2008.

Marco Morales tied the overall South Jersey record of 16-0 set in 1992 by Bob Green of Haddon Heights.

He’s the sixth 16-footer indoors in state history and the seventh in state history indoors or outdoors. He’s No. 16 on the MileSplit U.S. list for the 2020 indoor season and No. 2 in New Jersey behind Bradley Jelmert of Watching Hills, who cleared 16-10 in a meet in Nevada last month.

Nico Morales has only competed in one meet so far this year, early last month at Ocean Breeze, and cleared 15-0.

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
16-0 … Marco Morales [Delsea], 2020
15-10 … Bill Hartley [Southern Reg.], 1976
15-9 … Liam Landau [Pascack Hills], 2019
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]
16-0 … Marco Morales [Delsea], 2020 [I]
15-7 … Brandon Kurtz [Absegami], 1991 [o]
15-7 … Nico Morales [Delsea], 2019
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]

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