When Anna Willis hit the mat she couldn't believe it.
Her face lit up as she eyed the bar that stood 13-feet, six-inches above the ground, unmoved.
The Classical Academy sophomore soared high inside the Cadet Field House Saturday. Willis not only added three-inches to her personal best in the pole vault - an event of which she won - she also set a Colorado No. 1 mark, and a US No. 4. Add that her 13-6 is currently a US No. 1 among the sophomore class.
And Willis wasn't the only one to crack inside the Top-10 US rankings, and drop a state-leading mark - there was plenty to be excited about at the 2022 Air Force High School Indoor Open.
The pole vault lived up to the hype. A staggering six girls cleared 12-0.
Six inches below Willis' winning clearance of 13-6 were Megan Kelleghan and Kashlee Dickinson. Both cleared 13-0, while Isabella Coscetti and Kourtney Rathke cleared 12-6, and Olivia Kosanovich cleared 12-0.
And the pole vault wasn't the only event with stellar performances - the field events across the board were impressive.
Agur Dwol continued to shine in her signature event - the triple jump. The Mullen senior won the event in a meet record of 41-5.75 - her fourth consecutive time over 41-and-a-half feet this season.
Dwol also won the long jump in 18-10.5. Fabiola Belibi was second in 18-3.25.
In the throws Giavonna Meeks dominated the weight throw - she won the event with a 58-11.5.
On the track Dajaz Defrand starred.
Defrand won the 200 in hotly contested battle with Monarch's Julia Pattison. The duo took the event down to the final strides, with Defrand getting the win in 24.67, which was just ahead of Pattison's 24.83.
Defrand also won the 60 in 7.53.
Moving on up in distance...
On the boy's side of the competition Carsen Bruns shined bright. The Rampart senior picked up two wins, both state-leading marks.
Bruns won the 60H in a US No. 5 of 7.91, and he doubled back to win the 200 in 22.10.
And on the topic of tight finishes - the boy's mile.
Moving way up in distance, Matthew Edwards put on a clinic in the 2 mile Friday night. The 3A state cross country champ soloed a 10:01.