It’s a long way from the Ukraine and France to Fort Smith, Ark.

Not if you have YouTube, however.

Southside pole vaulter C.J. Jackson was intrigued by the sport as a seventh grader. And, as he got older, the senior standout turned to YouTube.

“I really started watching a lot of Sergey Bubka and Renaud Lavillenie on YouTube,” he said. “Those guys have amazing technique.”

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