Men’s Pole Vault
World indoor silver medalist Sam Kendricks put on a show by breaking the Olympic Trials meet record with a leap of 5.91m in the pole vault. He took three solid attempts at joining the six-meter club, but still walked away the best pole vaulter in the U.S.
Cale Simmons (5.65m) and Logan Cunningham (5.60m) finished second and third, respectively.
Interestingly, Simmons does not have the Olympic standard of 5.70m, according to statistics site Tilastopaja. Twitter account Pole Vault Power gave us the dirty deets.
Becca Gillespy of Pole Vault Power is referring to Mark Hollis, who tied for fourth (finished fifth) behind Tray Oates. Hollis has the Olympic standard; Oates does not. FloTrack is investigating further.