Seneca graduate Julia Greeley continues to enjoy a breakthrough sophomore season in the pole vault at Lafayette.
Greeley, a sophomore, recorded the 2nd-best jump in Lafayette outdoor track history with a 12-1 ½ clearance at a meet at her home facility in Easton. Only Elise Buffinton has gone higher in school history. She set the school record of 12-5 ½ at the 2013 Penn Relays and matched it in 2014 at a meet at Moravian College in Bethlehem.
Indoors, Greeley also cleared 12-1 ½ at the Patriot League Championships in Annapolis in February. That’s also No. 2 in program history behind Buffinton, whose collegiate best of 12-11 ½ is the overall program record. Buffinton cleared 12-11 ½ to win the 2014 indoor ECAC Championships at Boston University.
On Sunday, Greeley cleared 11-11 ¾ on her 3rd attempt at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, Pa., before missing three tries at a PR of 12-5 ½.
At Seneca, Greeley won the 2020 indoor state Group 3 title at the Bubble with an 11-0 clearance. She had PRs of 11-0 indoors and 11-9 outdoors from 2021 Group 3 sectionals, which she won at Delsea.
As a Lafayette freshman, Greeley cleared 11-7 ¾ indoors and 11-11 ¼ outdoors. She’s been over 12 feet five times since late January.