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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Back then, a boy who used a stiff aluminum pole to clear 11 feet could win the 1955 Marion County pole vault and a half-scholarship to Butler. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: A 68-year love affair with the Indy 500 started with a boy in an elm tree," 19 May 2018 Marshfield's Chase Howerton claims the Oregon 4A boys pole vault. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Are the UW Huskies about to put a bigger emphasis on track? Oregon track & field rundown," 19 May 2018 There are a lot more things to master in pole vaulting. Pomerado News, "Thomson sisters set Poway High records," 5 June 2019 That mindset is part of what sets Dring apart, OPRF pole vaulting coach Tim Gamble said. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Ready for takeoff: OPRF pole vaulters confident heading into sectional meet," 8 May 2018 Coral Springs sophomore Victoria Ellis won the girls pole vault (3.35m) and senior Krystal Paisley finished first in the long jump (5.36m) as the Colts finished third on the girls side. Alex Kushel, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Atlantic's Christian Brown piles up four wins at 4A regional track and field," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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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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