FINN VALLEY AC POLE VAULTER TORI PENA competes in the famous Millrose Games on Saturday in New York City.
Pena will be in action at the Armory in Washington Heights in the Games, which are the world’s longest-running and considered the most prestigious indoor track and field competition.
Pena booked her ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games last July when she cleared 4.50 metres at Rottach-Egern in Germany.
Pena cleared 4.40m in Albuquerque , New Mexico earlier this month and is said by Patsy McGonagle of Finn Valley AC – who is the Irish Athletics Team Manager for the Olympics – to be ‘moving in the right direction’.
The 28-year-old holds the Irish indoor pole vault record, the 4.46m she cleared in New Mexico last year.
The Californian, who joined Finn Valley in 2010, won her fifth Irish national title in Santry back in August and she competed in the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing where she didn’t make the final, finishing tenth in Group A of the qualification.
After recording a best attempt of 4.30 metres, Pena went out at 4.45 metres.Tags: