pole vault


Definition of pole vault

: a vault with the aid of a pole specifically : a field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar

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Other Words from pole vault

pole-vault \ ˈpōl-​ˌvȯlt \ intransitive verb
pole-vaulter noun

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Key wins for the Raiders were in the discus (111.94), the pole vault (10.66), and in the 4 x 100 (44.09). Lenny Rowe, BostonGlobe.com, "Repeat Div. 2 MSTCA titles for Hingham girls’ and Central Catholic boys’," 29 Apr. 2018 Seventeen years later, the accomplishment was matched as Switzer earned a spot to Clovis by tying for seventh in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, 11 inches. Andrew J. Campa, latimes.com, "Burroughs' Chahal goes distance, qualifies for state twice," 27 May 2018 Kaneland came up with its first two 3A state qualifiers in Cierra Kuipers, who won the pole vault with an 11-3, and runner-up Rachel Richtman in the 3,200. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "Cloud after the storm: Sprinter Dajour Miles' hamstring injury overshadows West Aurora winning sectional title," 12 May 2018 Along with Morris, Zach Davis won the pole vault with a 16-3 effort. Rick Mauch, star-telegram, "Local athletes shine at Day 1 of UIL State Track and Field Meet | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 11 May 2018 Klein Boy events Senior Devin Richardson placed seventh (161-07) in the discus and junior Brandon Lizotte tied for seventh (13-06) in the pole vault with senior Chris Jones (13-06). Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Klein ISD places first in five events, athletes compete at regional meet," 2 May 2018 Winter Park senior Elizabeth Nix dominated the girls pole vault with an 11-8 clearance. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, ""Region of Death" track and field report | West Orange girls, Brantley boys take titles," 26 Apr. 2018 Skyler Magula is used to performing on the big stage in the boys' pole vault, but not necessarily accustomed to being nervous at a meet. Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "Marina's Skyler Magula puts on a Masterful display," 27 May 2018 As for history, Switzer is chasing down her own, as the senior will compete in Friday's preliminary girls' pole vault at 6 p.m. Andrew J. Campa, latimes.com, "Burroughs track and field's Chahal, Switzer aim for more history," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of pole vault

1877, in the meaning defined above

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Kids Definition of pole vault

: a track-and-field event in which each athlete uses a pole to jump over a high bar

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