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    Pole Vault Summit 2018 [Morris 4.90WL, Mondo 5.83WL, Nageotte 4.61, King 5.78]
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    I posted about Mondo in the massive Mondo thread, now a post for everyone else!

    On the women's side, Sandi won with 4.90.

    She looks so much better than last year! She was fighting minor injuries last year and it showed. She had a very solid season, but it just never clicked the way it did in 2016, she looked a tad off all year.

    Tonight she looked GOOD! She was blowing through poles all night. She made 4.51/4.61 on first attempts, 4.71 on a second attempt, 4.80 on her third attempt, and 4.90 on her third attempt. I think this could be another 5.00m year for her.

    Katie Nageotte was second with 4.61, a season best. Decent attempts at 4.71. I think she will probably be in the 4.70s this indoor season, to match or exceed her outdoor PR, make the WIC team and place top 8 there.

    Annie Rhodes was third with a new PR of 4.51, Morgann Leleux fourth with 4.51, Hixson 4.41, Brown, Clark, Newell 4.31 and Lakan Taylor 4.16.
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    On the men's side, obviously Mondo was mind-blowing with his 5.83 his first time ever touching 5.10 poles.

    Devin King looked AMAZING. Every jump through 5.78 was fantastic. 5.78 is a HUGE PR for him and gives him the WIC standard, only the second American to hit it. He is redshirting this indoor season, so no worries about conflicts with a collegiate season. His second two attempts at 5.83 were fairly close.

    Scott Houston was third with 5.68, he took one attempt at 5.78 and two at 5.83 and all were very respectable attempts.

    Tray Oates was 4th with 5.58 and took close attempt at 5.68, a PR height.

    Nate Richartz was 5th with 5.58, a PR height.

    Cole Walsh cleared 5.48, and indoor PR and just under his lifetime best. Logan Cunningham also cleared 5.48. Chris Pillow, Jake Blankenship and Mike Arnold 5.38. Mike has moved back to Pocatello and is training with Dave Nielson again, and looks much better than he did last year. Adam Bragg 5.25.
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    Oh yes and Sandi Morris sang the National Anthem before the competition! She asked the crowd to sing with her, but you can still hear she has a wonderful voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    On the women's side, Sandi won with 4.90.
    Regardless of where you stand on the metrics issue,

    16 FEET (+3/4")

    is a big freakin' deal to start your season.
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    Other noteworthy results...

    On the HS side, Reagan Leleux (Morgann's little sister) jumped 13'10" PR, and Ellie Talius from WA jumped 13'6" PR.

    The boys competition was also fantastic, as mentioned in Mondo's thread, Guttormsen jumped 5.49/18' (measured 5.49m), Zachary Bradford 17'8" and KC Lightfoot 17'4.

    In the Open Men's competition, Austin Miller, a High Point alum who came out of college with a 5.25 PR, and is coached by Scott Houston, PR'd twice at 5.45 and 5.51 to qualify for US Indoors.

    Oh yes and Mondo's little sister Johanna PR'd a few times to jump 11'6, she is a high school freshman, and has the tools to jump a lot higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Other noteworthy results...

    On the HS side
    ......
    The boys competition was also fantastic, as mentioned in Mondo's thread, Guttormsen jumped 5.49/18' (measured 5.49m), Zachary Bradford 17'8" and KC Lightfoot 17'4.
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    We could see 4 HS boys at 18 or above this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Regardless of where you stand on the metrics issue,

    16 FEET (+3/4")

    is a big freakin' deal to start your season.
    That height would be a big freaking deal to end the season. 2016 is the only year she's ever jumped higher, and 16 feet would have won silver or gold at every Olympics which included the women's PV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Oh yes and Sandi Morris sang the National Anthem before the competition! She asked the crowd to sing with her, but you can still hear she has a wonderful voice.
    Found this link...
    http://www.runnerspace.com/video.php?video_id=226725
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    Here is an article I wrote for FloTrack about the issue with the pegs on the men's pit that lead to their results being invalidated (except for HS purposes): https://www.flotrack.org/articles/60...ks-invalidated
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