So this shows her two main things, SPEED AND STRENGTH!
Now who has SPEED AND STRENGTH and has gone mid to high 13s or 14s?
Sandi Morris has pole vaulted 4.30m and ran 14.32 in the 100m hurdles. She is relatively tall as well and if you have seen her vault it is still pretty raw. About to start her Junior year. Jumped that 4.30 as a freshman but did not jump 4.00 until the summer before her freshman year of college.
Joanna Wright has gone 4.30m and ran 15.04 in 100mh. She is kind of girl that in high school just did everything for her team and was lucky to go form 12'6 to 14' in college.
Other athletes over 4.20m in the vault in college that did other events:
Kelsie Ahbe: 4.30 pole vault, 12.85 100m dash, 7.44 55m dash
Keisa Monterola: 4.37 pole vault, 18'1.75 long jump (Not American)
Katrine Haarklau: 4.20 pole vault, 157'2.5'' javelin (Not American)
Relatively good high school marks in other events for 14+ pole vaulters:
Bethany Buell: 4.40 pole vault, 15.24 100m hurdles
Kelsy Kintz: 4.27 pole vault, 12.98 100m dash
One thing to remember is that there are also girls currently in the 12-13 foot range with good marks like sub 15 in the 100m hurdles that are waiting to jump onto the scene but I am going to let them improve in the vault a little more before I list them.
In the same way there are some of the top vaulters over 13-14 foot that have just never ran a race and could probably run mid to low 12s in the 100m dash or be pretty good in long jump or hurdles.
I think the best two examples of the difference in vaulters are as Altius and and DJ have made are Sandi Morris and Angie Rummans. Morris is obviously a natural athlete that was a very good athlete that became a pole vaulter and has improved rapidly. While Rummans was a very good gymnast that was fast and athletic and picked up pole vault quickly thanks to great body awareness for gymnastics, but she is above average in height and pretty quick (although she does not race events, so has no documented speed unless one of her coaches wants to reveal them).
If I were looking at these two ladies side by side I would just say Rummans would peak sooner because of the gymnastics background and no one knowing how fast she really is. But both Rummans and Morris have improved pretty well over past 2-3 years but both have things they need to work with. And DJ if you were to watch video on either one I am sure you would have something to say about how both of them run. Although Altius said Rummans can run, she still has some posture issues (she pretty much runs like LOJO, but she is not nearly as big and strong as he was to pull it off). Then Morris still runs like a hurdler with what almost looks like a low knee shuffle step.
2013 4.26/4.35i ( 4.60 ???in a very low key meet that summer).
women that are ready?