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Monroe native breaks US record
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Photo submitted Jill (Wittenwyler) Starkey won the World Masters Athletics pole vault title recently, setting an American record for women over 40-years-old in the process. Starkeys mark of 11-feet, 3.75 inches is the new standard for Americans.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monroe native Jill Starkey, a former professional track and field athlete, broke the W40 American record in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, 3.75 inches in her World Masters Athletics competition debut recently.