FIONA BASEWITZ OF COLLINGSWOOD BECOMES SOUTH JERSEY’S 5TH 12-FOOT POLE VAULTER, TAKES 2ND AT M-OF-C!!!!!

Collingswood senior Fiona Basewitz became South Jersey’s fifth 12-foot pole vaulter Saturday and placed second at the Meet of Champions at South Plainfield.

Basewitz, who went into the Meet of Champions with an 11-4 PR, cleared 9-6, 10-0, 10-6, 11-0 and a PR of 11-6l, all on her first attempt. She got over the bar at 12-0 on her third attempt.

Randi Conroy, a senior at Northern Highlands in Allendale, Bergen County, cleared 12-0 – a PR for her also – on her first attempt, which gave her the victory.

But Basewitz now shares the No. 1 mark in New Jersey this year with Conroy and Montgomery sophomore Lauren Cashman. 

Her 12-0 extended her own Camden County record, which she took over with her 11-4 clearance last weekend at sectionals. It was previously held by Haddonfield’s Jennifer Scott at 11-3.

Seneca senior Julia Greeley also medaled, clearing 11-6 on her first attempt for fifth place overall.

Here’s a look at the all-time South Jersey top-10:

13- 3 … Danielle O’Reilly [Shawnee], 2004
12- 7 1/2 … Ashley Preston [Delsea], 2018
12- 0 … Jessica Kloss [Moorestown], 2005
12- 0 … Brittney Raffo [Seneca], 2017
12- 0 … Fiona Basewitz [Collingswood], 2021
11-10 … Kaitlin Dermen [Millville], 2014
11- 9 … Julia Greeley [Seneca], 2021
11- 6 … Lauren Tauscher [Moorestown], 2007
11- 6 … Abby Boggs [Rancocas Valley], 2021
11- 4 … Melissa Gale [Millville], 2006

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