Sweet Home's Eve Giancarlo breaks pole vault record in very first meet

Giancarlo named Super 7 female athlete of the week

Amherst, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's never easy being the new girl.

But for Eve Giancarlo, joining the Sweet Home track and field team has been positive.

"You don't know anyone going into it but everyone at this school has been super friendly," she said.

Giancarlo transferred to Sweet Home from Amherst and is competing in her first season with the indoor team.

She hurdles and pole vaults; a sport she tried a few years back.

"I have a gymnastics background and a lot of people were like oh you should pole vault," said Giancarlo. "I have a lot of lower body strength and upper body strength and that definitely helps out in pole vault."

Since then, Giancarlo has been vaulting her way toward the top.

In her first meet with the Sweet Home team, she cleared the bar at 9'6", breaking the school's record as just a freshman in her very first meet.

"Realistically where are records are, a pretty high level across the board, it's tough for someone just to walk in and do that without having experience with us for a while," said head coach Ed Maynard.

It's just the latest accomplishment for Giancarlo who's had quite the resume in just two years of pole vaulting competitively.

"Last year at ECIC outdoor, I placed fourth and got the patch which was pretty cool," she said.

The goal now is to make it to states for the very first time and Giancarlo will have plenty of meets to make it happen.

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