HELENA — Lucy Corbett broke a pair of records set by Holly Maloney of Butte that stood for over 30 years on Saturday afternoon in Helena. The Bozeman senior cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump, breaking the Vigilante Stadium record as well as the Skor DeKam Invitational meet record.
Corbett improved upon her state-leading mark in the high jump and set a new personal record in the process.
“I don’t really have words for it, I’m just really excited I PR’d. This time I decided to come in at 5-03 so my legs wouldn’t get so tired,” Corbett said after her record-breaking performance.
Corbett’s leap of 5-10 is one half inch above the current all-class state record, but those records must be set at the state meet. Her jump is also the second best in Montana history, according to the MHSA website, and currently sits fourth in the nation, according to athletic.net.
On the boys side, Great Falls CMR’s Damien Nelson nearly took down a pair of 100-meter dash records himself. Nelson, the defending Class AA champion, crossed the finish line in 10.63 seconds putting him on top of the entire state. Former CMR sprinter Chris Wilson set the current stadium and meet record of 10.56 in 2009.
Full results can be found here.
*UPDATE: Corbett’s jump now ranks sixth in the nation, according to athletic.net.*