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May 2018 Issue of Vaulter Magazine – Doug “Bubba” Sparks Issue

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The school season is coming to an end, and the high school kids are about ready to graduate or leave school and hit the road for summer.

Soon the summer action will be strong, and the sun will be kissing the pole vaulters sky.

Pole Vault news, “Lavillenie, Barber and Duplantis vault 5.92m at Texas Relays” (The highlight of the fourth and final day of the Texas Relays

in Austin on Saturday (31) was a pole vault competition in which Renaud Lavillenie, Shawn Barber and Armand Duplantis all cleared 5.92m.(2018).

(https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/texas-relays-2018-pole-vault)“

Golden Newman shatters Commonwealth pole vault record” (The 23-year-old London star matched her Canadian record and shattered a 12-year-old

Commonwealth Games mark by clearing 4.75 metres on her final attempt in a gold-medal performance Friday at Gold Coast, Australia.. (2018).

Retrieved from (http://lfpress.com/sports/local-sports/golden-newman-shatters-commonwealth-pole-vault-record)

On the cover, Doug “Bubba” Sparks, Legendary Pole Vault Coach. “I learned how to use my bottom hand when I was vertical to keep me on the runway side of the pole.” Many years of knowledge and experience from Bubba as he continues his journey as a Masters, pole vaulter. Enjoy the article and the hard work that Samantha put forth this month. Well deserved!

Kreager Taber writes about World Leading Marks Posted at the Texas Relays and Texas Invitational and the history of the venue. “Multiple Olympians have gathered this outdoor season to improve upon world leads, achieve new personal or season bests, and to experience the “crazy atmosphere” of the Mike A. Myers Stadium, according to indoor world record holder Renaud Lavillenie..” It’s an article about some of our current pole vaulters around the world. Enjoy and good job Kreager!

Check us out next month when we sit down and talk to World Champion Coach Scott Kendricks and analyze his knowledge of the sport. Fun times ahead, stay tuned!

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