TOMS RIVER NJ - Bernards High School pole vaulter Francesca Porambo was one of six pole valuters who earned medals at the prestigious NJSIAA Indoor Track and Field Meet of Champions today at the Bennett Indoor Athletic Center in Toms River. Thirty-six girls pole vaulters qualified for the meet. Porambo capped off a successful season by finishing fifth with a vault of eleven feet, six inches.
Porambo was one of three Somerset County pole vaulters who finished with medals. Pingry's duo of Julia and Carol Dannenbaum finished first and sixth respectively. A fourth Somerset County competitor, Christina Young of Bridgewater-Raritan, finished seventh.
Those same four elite vaulters have competed for the top spot since the indoor season began in December. Porambo finished second at the Somerset County Championships, and won an individual sectional title, before finishing second at the NJSIAA Group II championships. The junior established a personal best of twelve feet, and one half inch earlier in the indoor season.