Chelsea Johnson Wins NCAA Indoor Pole Vault Title

March 11, 2006

Senior Chelsea Johnson won the second individual NCAA title of her career on Saturday as she took home the NCAA Indoor pole vault title in Fayetteville, AR.

FSU's Lacy Jansen also cleared 14-9, but Johnson won based on misses. Johnson won her first NCAA title in 2004 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as she set a collegiate record jump of 15-0. Johnson had hoped to break the collegiate indoor record, but came up short, still ending up with the win.

"I'm really happy to win today," said Johnson. "I really wanted to break the collegiate record, and had some good attempts at 15-1, but I just got tired. I want to give credit to Lacy because she had a great meet and having her out there really pushed both of us to jump as high as we did. I look forward to outdoors, because I really prefer jumping with a good tailwind, and I can't wait to keep it going."

Johnson and Jansen both had attempts at 15-1, but both failed to clear the height.

"Chelsea was tough as nails today," said Pole Vault Coach Anthony Curran. "She stuck to our game plan and really did a great job. She cleared all the bars on her first attempts up until 14-9 and jumped on two poles bigger then she'd been on all year. I'm glad to see her step up to the challenge and I know that outdoors is going to be great. She has been so consistent already this season, both indoors and out, and by the end of the season, there could be one more NCAA title and record with her name by it."

Also competing on Saturday was junior Kamaiya Warren. Warren placed 14th in the shot put with a throw of 50-8. Texas' Michelle Carter won the event with a huge toss of 60-10.75.


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