Chelsea Johnson Clears 4.68 meters, Climbs to #3 All Time US


Just a few weeks after recovering from a broken wrist, Chelsea Johnson is jumping again, and she showed her fitness level with a fine 4.68 meters, or 15 feet, 4 1/4 inch jump on June 2, 2008 at a VS Athletics/Skyjumpers Meet in Atascadero, California. For more, read on.....

Chelsea Johnson upped the ante at the Olympic Trials, moving to number three all time on
the US women's pole vault list, with her fine jump of 4.68 meters, or 15 feet, 4.25 inches in Atascadero, CA on June 2, 2008. For more information on the meet and local video, please check (

This puts Chelsea only behind Jenn Stuczynski, the current American record holder at 4.90 meters or 16 feet, 00.75 inches, who set the AR on May 18, 2008. Second on the all time list is Stacy Dragila, former world and American record holder, whose best is 4.83, or 15 feet, 10.5 inches.

To make the Olympic team, the athletes must make the Olympic standard and finish in the top three in this event.

Chelsea was introduced to the pole vault by her father, 1972 Olympic bronze medalist Jan Johnson. Her mother, Jani Johnson, is the head track & field coach at Cuesta Community College in Atascadero, California.

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