Obiena posts season-best pole vault mark

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena made his season-best leap of 5.50 meters to score a breakthrough European Athletics Classic triumph recently at the 22nd International Meet in Velenje, Slovenia.

Obiena reached the mark on his second attempt in the nine-man mostly European field – an effort that gave him a share of first place with Slovenian Olympian and former world youth champ Robert Renner, who posted 5.50m also on his second try.

Portuguese Ruben Miranda finished third with 5.00m followed by Italian Max Mandusic and Slovenian Ambroz Ticar, who logged identical 4.80m marks.

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