Great idea for the Pole Vault Summit

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Great idea for the Pole Vault Summit

Unread postby CB » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:21 am

Last weekend, during the second Rens Blom Foundation weekend, we had a tryout of a pole vault challenge. During 5 minutes a team of two persons had to jump as much times as possible over the crossbar against an other team. You had to choose a height, approximately 2 feet below your personal best, witch during the 5 minutes may not be changed. When missing your height, you have to place the crossbar on it’s place by yourself. The boy's who won jumped 21 times over the crossbar during the 5 minutes. PB’s 3.40 m. & 3.61 m. and the crossbar was on 3.00 m. In RENO on all the pits it will probably look great.

Video of two team’s battling during the 5 minutes

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Unread postby mjaubbs40 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:44 pm

ummm, sounds like an injury waiting to happen...
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:11 pm

It sounds like fun, but Reno is probably not the best venue for something like that. It's always a struggle to complete the competitions in a timely manner, I don't think they would really want to add anything else to the mix

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Unread postby Vault Chick » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:48 pm

Looks like fun! I wanna do it at one of our practices!!!
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