Two Jewish teens have made new records at North Springs High School for pole vaulting. Jordan Frank and Layla Keadle, both freshman at the school, broke records at a recent Fulton County Championship pole vaulting meet. Frank reached 13-foot-9 on his pole jump, breaking the school’s previous record of 13-foot-6 at the two-day meet, and placing first at the meet. Keadle reached 11-foot-7 and placed second. She is believed to be the first young woman to be a pole vaulter at the high school.
Keadle has been pole vaulting for five years after being inspired by her brothers, who pole vaulted, and Frank has been pole vaulting since sixth grade, inspired by his grandfather who pole vaulted. They both train at Pole Vault Atlanta, an athletic club, and have been paired as a duo of sorts as they participate in training and meets together. The two have been close friends since Keadle moved to Atlanta a few years ago.