Mullen also had the best jump in all divisions Friday. The winning jump in D-I was 5-8, and the winning jump in D-III was 5-7.
Mullen qualified for the state meet with a personal-best height of 5-9 at the regional championship. She tried 5-10¼ three times at that meet but missed it every time. She had never cleared the height in practice either.
When Mullen landed, she said, “I didn’t know I made it. I looked at the bar, and it was still there. It took a little to settle in, and then I started freaking out. I was so happy. I ran right to my coach (Mark Klopfenstein) and gave him a big hug.”
Mullen won the meet by more than five five inches. Macy Miller, of Fairbanks, finished second with a height of 5-5.
In other Division III finals Friday:
• Mechanicsburg junior Danny Mascadri placed third in the pole vault (13-10).
• The West Liberty-Salem girls 3,200 relay team placed second (9:21.92).
• The Cedarville boys 3,200 relay placed fourth (8:02.80).
At the Division II meet at Pickerington North:
• The West Liberty-Salem boys 3,200 relay team placed seventh (8:06.33).
At the Division I meet at Hilliard Darby:
• • Springfield junior Jokell Brown placed sixth in the shot put (55-10).