Mediacom to Televise Drake Relays “Pole Vault in the Mall”
Women’s Olympic Gold/Silver Pole Vaulting Medalists to Compete;
Tape-delayed Telecasts Statewide on MC22
Unique Event Attracts Top Men’s and Women’s Pole Vault Competitors
Des Moines, Iowa – April 17, 2013 – The reigning Olympic gold medalist and 2012 Drake Relays women’s pole vault champion, Jenn Suhr, headlines a world-class field for the 2013 Drake Relays “Pole Vault in the Mall” competition. Mediacom will televise the event to deliver an “up-close” broadcast to viewers on its local channel, MC22.
Joining Suhr this year for the women’s pole vault competition will be the current Olympic silver medalist women’s pole vaulter, Yarisley Silva. The men’s lineup includes both gold and silver medalists from the 2012 Olympics, Renaud Lavillenie and Bjorn Otto. In addition, men’s American record-holder Brad Walker is scheduled to compete.
The popular Drake Relays event, “Pole Vault in the Mall” presented by Hy-Vee, will take place at Jordan Creek Town Center on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:15 pm. Mediacom will provide multiple-camera coverage and close-up shots for its highlights program that will be broadcast statewide Friday and Sunday following the live event. Veteran sports analyst B.J. Schaben will host the program to provide coverage analysis.
Iowans can tune in to watch the men’s and women’s pole vault competition on MC22 on Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm and on Sunday, April 28 at 7:00 am. MC22 is a basic cable channel available to all Mediacom customers in Iowa and surrounding states.
In recent years, “Pole Vault in the Mall” has attracted numerous top-ranked athletes, including some who are possible Olympic contenders. Thousands of spectators will pack the 2nd floor atrium area to watch the action.
Drake Relays “Pole Vault at the Mall” Televised Coverage on MC22
Friday, April 26 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 28 – 7:00 am