Pole vault: Kurtis Marschall raises the bar

Pole vaulting coach Kym Simons prefers not to talk up his athletes but with Kurtis Marschall, he can’t help himself.

“For a young guy, Kurtis is pretty mature,” Simonds said as Marschall prepares to jump for gold in the pole vault later today.

“Just making the team in Rio (in 2016), he was a little bit wowed by the whole thing being a 19-year-old at an Olympics you only got into six weeks before.

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