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Westport Teen Vaults to Junior Olympics Win

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport's Lexie Schachne, a rising senior at Staples High School, won the pole vault with a personal best last weekend at the U.S.A. Track and Field Region 1 Junior championships in Troy, N.Y.

Schachne won the Young Women's Division with a leap of 12 feet, 3 ¼ inches. Runner-up Jacilyn Briggs finished second at 11 feet, 5 ¾ inches. Click here for a video of Schachne's winning vault.

The victory qualifies Schachne for the National Junior Olympics beginning July 26 in Wichita, Kan.

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