Greenville pole vaulter Sandi Morris has soared over bars in such faraway locales as Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Brussels and Doha recently, but more than seven years have come and gone since she last cleared a bar in competition in her hometown.
That drought promises to come to an end next month when the 2016 Olympic silver medalist headlines the “Liberty Bridge Jump Off,” a combination women’s pole vault, men’s long jump competition set for Wed., July 19 in downtown Greenville.
A portion of South Main Street near the Liberty Bridge will be blocked off for the event, which will feature 12 professional or Olympic-level track and field standouts competing for prize money.
“I’m so excited to bring a taste of professional track and field to my hometown,” Morris said. “I want Greenville to experience a bit of what I do for a living. Most people have never seen pole vaulting or long jumping up close, nonetheless by professional Olympic athletes.”