18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Pole Vault Family

                                                            Backyard session 3/10/13

I'm realizing that I've become a Pole Vault fan again. That may sound strange, but let me explain. For years I have been trying to avoid searching and reviewing pole vault results from all over the world because at times it would bring me down, feeling as if I was being left behind or having a poor season. But now when I see great results I'm full of excitement and pride. Pride for our sport as a whole. Although we compete with each other, we are all a big family and in this together. In a time of economic crises, where budget cuts and fear effect all of us, Track and Field being a smaller sport in the US seems to come up on the budget chopping block all to often and at all levels, and with the potential to be dangerous and expensive Pole Vaults removal number one on the list. When I see great results and success despite the odds against our sport I swell with happiness and pride. Thank you to all of those who continue to persevere; from facility access, to coaching, to competing. Long live the Pole Vault family.

If you need some fresh inspiration today, look at the results from NCAA Indoors.

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