Warren's Laney Gatto. Photo by Mark Evans.

Gatto Smashes 19-Year Old Pole Vault Record as Warren Girls, Boys Track and Field Earn Wins

April 10, 2024

WARREN, Pa. – Warren’s Laney Gatto shattered a 19-year-old record as the Warren girls track and field team picked up a 122-27 win over Union City. The boys were also winners, 83-66.

Complete results

Gatto cleared 11-1 in the pole vault, breaking the record of 9-6 set by Emily (Perlock) Thomas in 2005. The mark by Gatto was also a Pa Milesplit Elite Performance.

“Special recognition goes out to Laney Gatto for smashing the school record in the pole vault,” said Warren coach Kevin Dustin. “The record was previously held by Emily Thomas at 9’6″ and Laney now holds the record at 11’1″. She worked hard to get to where she is working with Coach Sanford. Big congratulations to Laney.”

Overall, Dustin was pleased with both teams’ efforts.

“We had a great day today with both teams coming away with victories,” Dustin said. “We saw a lot of kids improve upon their performances from a couple weeks ago. We hope to see more of this as we move into the second half of the season with more meets and invitationals.”

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