the pole vault


: an athletic event in which people compete by using a pole to jump over a bar that is high above the ground

Examples of the pole vault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was introduced to the pole vault as a high school senior. Alex Traub,, 15 July 2023 Everett Young, Patterson Mill, senior Young was the only athlete at the state championships in any class to clear 14 feet in the pole vault, winning the 1A title. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 23 June 2023 Hobart’s Cody Johnston won the pole vault with a 17-0 to easily outdistance the competition. The Indianapolis Star, 3 June 2023 Mondo Duplantis skied over his own world record in the pole vault and Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay destroyed the women’s world record in the 5,000 meters as the Prefontaine Classic closed with a flourish Sunday at Hayward Field. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 And a little more: He was introduced to the pole vault as a high school senior. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 18 July 2023 Coppell senior Sky Schuller The Stanford signee won the Class 6A state title in the pole vault, clearing 13-6. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 2 June 2023 Siuslaw’s Hughes dominates the pole vault Kyle Hughes made it to 15 feet just once this season. Nikstreng, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Kyle Hughes won the pole vault with a jump of 15 feet. Nikstreng, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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“The pole vault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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