Pole vaulting down Winston-Salem’s main street …

Tim Sullivan is a sports entrepreneur, a consummate advocate for the esoteric culture of pole vaulters and high jumpers. He is also a coach who has a penchant for attracting potential All-Americans to his quiver. Tim is in his first season at Wake Forest University having arrived with a distinguished coaching history at West Virginia University and Oklahoma.

Tim Sullivan is an all-inclusive guy, who understands how to make and keep a sport vigoris, and who nurtures competitive athletes of all ages into the sport.

He has made a splash in Winston-Salem (NC) by organizing the first ever high-flying “Street Vault” – an invitational meet sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association on the Twin-City’s downtown Fourth Street.

“I have bigger ideas,” he explains, “to schedule more meets in places where people traditionally gather.” A similar event at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa), ”Pole Vault in the Mall”, attracts several hundred competitors and Olympic athletes annually.

Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault

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