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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Herpin took seventh in the shot put with a throw of 40-3 ½. Pearland sophomore Alex Kubicek placed eighth in the girls’ pole vault by clearing 12 feet while Oiler boys’ pole vaulter Cole Burgess also finished eighth by clearing 14-6. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "State track: Dawson’s Shelton takes second in 100 meters," 13 May 2018 There also will be event finals in the wheelchair shot put, girls discus, triple jump and pole vault and boys high jump, long jump and shot put. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here is what you need to know about the state track and field meet," 31 May 2018 Here is an excellent piece about Nilsen and yesterday's pole vault competition by Erik Boal of DyeStat. OregonLive.com, "Women take over at Hayward, and Ducks look for a better day; Oregon track & Field rundown," 7 June 2018 On Thursday, the Hornets tallied 47 points between the pentathlon and pole vault events. Josh Schafer, BostonGlobe.com, "Emotional victory for Stoughton’s David Peters in Division 3 outdoor track championship," 26 May 2018 Timber Creek senior Austin Thompson, the 4A boys pole vault king, is signed up to take another crack at the 16-foot plateau. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "TFA’s Alex Shields among state champs in Golden South Classic," 16 May 2018 In the pole vault, Wilde Lake senior Kareem Press won his second straight regional championship by clearing 11 feet, 3 inches. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Several county teams win outdoor track and field regional titles," 22 May 2018 Also punching his ticket downstate for Vernon Hills was junior Patrick Sear, who was second in the pole vault (13-6). Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Boys track notes: Zach Sheasby makes a big leap to become state-qualifying jumper," 18 May 2018 Kendricks explained that camaraderie mitigates the high risks of the pole vault, which requires athletes to be upside down, approaching 20 feet in the air. Brian Pinelli, New York Times, "In Pole Vault, Sam Kendricks Is a Team Player," 4 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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