White Oak’s Madison Pecot + Tatum’s Kenjia Collier Win Gold in 2A Girls Field Events
AUSTIN -- Two of East Texas' most successful athletic departments added girls gold medals to their coffers Friday at the UIL state track and field championships.
White Oak's Madison Pecot won pole-vault gold with a height of 12 feet even, while Tatum's Kenija Collier set a new Class 2A girls triple jump record with a distance of 42 feet, 2 1/2 inches.
Pecot won gold with her 12-foot vault before attempting a new 2A record of 12 feet, 4 inches, barely fouling to prevent her from claiming that title. Pecot's 12-foot vault was nine inches better than her closest competitor, Edna's Kaylynn Grudzieski, and matched her 2A Region III-winning height.
Collier's record-setting jump was 2 feet, 7 3/4 inches better than her 2A Region III title-clinching jump two weeks ago in Whitehouse, where Collier and company won the team title as well.