White Oak's Madison Pecot prepares to vault during the Class 2A girls pole vault final Friday in Austin. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

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.

Tatum's Kenija Collier poses by the monitor displaying her new Class 2A girls triple jump state record of 42 feet, 5 1/2 inches at Friday's UIL state track and field championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. (Courtesy Danny Mitchell)