PENDLETON — Shelby Mourey was five years away from being born when the previous Pendleton Heights girls sectional high jump record she broke Tuesday had been established.
That would have been 1992.
The Eastern Hancock junior leaped into this meet’s stratosphere with an effort of 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches, sparking a very solid night for the Royals against a tough field.
EH scored 60 points and finished fifth, while Mt. Vernon – with two seconds and a third by Olivia Coleman – checked in third with 104.
Though Mourey jumped a half-inch shy of a career best, she did a half-inch better than the old sectional standard and nearly a half-foot better than runner-up Zoe Harves of MV.
“I thought it was not as good as it could have been, but it was good enough to be a sectional record,” Mourey said. “I’m really happy with the way I jumped (Tuesday) and I just went out there and took care of business.”