Eliza McCartney is the 2016 bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics. She is also the New Zealand record holder in the pole vault. As she prepares for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Eliza cleared 4.90 meters, although the run up makes it not elgible for the new national record. Jeremy McColl, the coach of Eliza, told NZ City that he believes that she can clear five meters. Having observed Eliza competing, this writer is convinced that Ms. McCartney will soar over greater heights.
#rp @eliza_mac_ What an amazing day jumping at an exhibition comp in the heart of Auckland City with an incredible home crowd! AND I JUMPED 4.90m!!! ðŸ˜®ðŸ™ˆEven though it was an exhibition comp and the results aren’t official, it was so good to be jumping on big poles at big heights. The biggest thank you to @nz_pole_vault and @alishalovrich for putting this competition together with @athleticsnz and @skycityakl. One more competition left before the Commonwealth Games! #skycity #verticalpursuit #4.90mbaby #biggirlheights