Pole vaulter Claire scales new heights

Claire Wilkinson from Ballymoney has cemented her place in Olympic history by becoming the first women’s pole vault Champion at the Olympic Stadium.

Claire cleared 3:80m in the pole vault to take the title at the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships within Universities Week, and a London 2012 test event as part of the London Prepares series.

The BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships saw 1,500 students from all over the UK competing for glory across 15 disciplines in four days from 4-7 May 2012.

Claire Wilkinson, representing Ulster University at the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships, part of Universities Week 2012, which recognizes and celebrates the contribution that universities make to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the sports industry in the UK.