January 15, 2018
By: Erica Rose
Well as the old adage states “records are made to be broken” and junior Kaitlyn Toman took that to heart this past weekend. The Lehigh pole-vaulter saw her freshman teammate, Madisyn Hawkins; snag the program record away from her last month. But this is a new year. So what did Toman do? She reclaimed her territory. Toman cleared 3.67 meters on Saturday at the Angry Birds Challenge, beating the previous record by one centimeter. Toman now holds the school’s top indoor (3.67) and outdoor vaults (3.70).
These are not the only records that Toman holds. The Allentown native and Salisbury alum, has been leaving her mark in the area since high school and improving as a Mountain Hawk with each season. As a high school senior she was the PIAA State Champion in the pole vault. Her freshman year at Lehigh, Toman tied the school record and finished in third place at the indoor Patriot League Championship. In her sophomore year she broke her own indoor school record, and broke the school record for the first time in the outdoor pole vault. Now in her junior year, it is clear Toman is all business, and it will be exciting to see how much she can improve.