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McCartney beats NZ pole vault record

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/02/2017 Angelo Risso

Eliza Mccartney of New Zealand © Ian Walton/Getty Images Eliza Mccartney of New Zealand Kiwi pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has beaten the women's New Zealand and Oceania records with a personal-best vault of 4.82m.

Cruising through 4.40m, 4.55m and 4.70m, the 20-year-old Olympic bronze-medallist cleared 4.82m on the second time of asking in the Auckland Track Challenge.

The vault beats her previous personal best, equalled in Rio last year, of 4.80m.

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