Teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has a reason to celebrate. Earlier this month, he was named “All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year.”
It is evident that Duplantis’ recent “All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year” honor was well-deserved, and based on sheer merit. This outdoor season, Duplantis improved his personal best to 5.93 meters, which is also the world junior record in the men’s pole vault. Duplantis’ clearance of 5.93 meters is the third best performance this year in the men’s pole vault, right behind Renaud Lavillenie’s 5.95 meters, and reigning world champion Sam Kendricks’ world leading mark of 5.96 meters.