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 How to pronounce pole-vault (audio) \ intransitive verb
pole-vaulter noun

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Kendricks moves into Sergey Bubka territory with his U.S. record in the pole vault; a record-breaker for hammer thrower Deanna Price. oregonlive.com, "Shouldn’t USATF find a way to fill the stadium for a national championship? Oregon track & field rundown," 28 July 2019 His accomplishments are significant because pole vaulting is not contested in Alaska high schools. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "An Alaska pole vaulter reaches new heights with skills developed in his family’s backyard Quonset hut," 27 July 2019 In track and field, Burroughs’ Eli Gault-Crabb captured a Pacific League championship in the boys’ pole vault with a 13-foot-6-inch effort, despite battling a nagging hamstring injury. Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader, "Looking back: Burroughs volleyball, soccer teams, golfers lead way in 2018-19," 26 July 2019 Nearly 64 years later, Johnson watched nine days ago at Franklin Field as his grandson, Caleb, a junior at Germantown Academy, continued the journey by taking third place in the pole vault at the Penn Relays. Aaron Carter, Philly.com, "Caleb Johnson of Germantown Academy continues legacy of great black pole vaulters," 7 May 2018 Jacob Sanders wanted to create a place where local track and field athletes could work on getting better at pole vault and not have to travel out of state to do so. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Track & Field: Sandstorm Vault giving athletes chance to hone skills during summer," 23 July 2019 Mondo Duplantis outduels Sam Kendricks to win the Pre Classic pole vault. oregonlive.com, "Next year’s Prefontaine Classic should look good in the new Hayward Field: Oregon track & field rundown," 1 July 2019 Nutt went on to finish second in the Class 2A pole vault as a junior and only got better from there. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward 2A-1A boys track and field athlete of the year: Jimmy Nutt, Cardinal Gibbons senior," 19 June 2019 The decathlon consists of the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 run, 110 hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500 run. Dearbea Walker, Philly.com, "Germantown Academy's Kyle Garland to compete in decathlon at under-20 world championships," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of pole vault

1877, in the meaning defined above

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

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