Frantz takes ninth at USATF Junior Nationals

Jenna Frantz

Jenna Frantz

Staff Reports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Former state champion and University of Akron freshman Jenna Frantz (Versailles)finished ninth at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships hosted by Indiana University at Hayes Track at the Haugh Complex in Bloomington, Ind. Sunday.

Frantz cleared 12-3 1-2 on her first attempt and 12-9 1-2 on her second attempt, before going out at 13-1 1-2.

Frantz capped a stellar rookie campaign for the Zips placing second in the women’s pole vault at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships and finishing fourth at the outdoor meet.

An NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier, Frantz registered a career-best outdoor clearance of 13-11.25 (4.25m) at the Texas Relays on March 30. She went on to place fourth at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 13-6.25 (4.12m).

Frantz was named the MAC’s Freshman Field Performer of the Meet at the league’s indoor championships on Feb. 24 after eclipsing 13-5 (4.09m) en route to earning second-team All-MAC accolades with a runner-up finish. She previously established a career-best indoor mark of 13-8.50 (4.18m) at the Kent State Qualifier on Feb. 10.

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