BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – In 1991, Harding Hall of Famer Jimmy Sloan cleared 16 feet, 4 inches at the NAIA national championship meet in Kansas City, Missouri. He placed third in the event with the highest clearance ever by a Harding pole vaulter at a national meet.

On his first attempt at 5.27 meters (17 feet, 3½ inches), Chaigneau sailed over the bar at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships. Only one other competitor cleared the height, Tommy Ansiel of Cedarville, but neither cleared the next height, and Chaigneau won the event with fewer misses.


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