Do you miss the summer nights and beaches yet? We know many of you are back to school, and you may think that all the fun is over, but new friends and new opportunity await. Before you know it, you will be training again and preparing yourself for the indoor track season. Many of you have already started lifting, running and more, so buckle your seatbelt and be ready for another season. This month will turn out to be an excellent month so sit tight and see what the magazine has to offer.But first, the news!
Pole Vault news, “Eliza McCartney withdraws from Diamond League pole vault finals with heel injury” Kiwi pole vault star Eliza McCartney gave it her best shot but has conceded defeat in her race for fitness to compete at the Diamond League finals in Zurich early Friday (NZT). (2018). (https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/106623933/eliza-mccartney-withdraws-from-diamond-league-pole-vault-finals-with-heel-injury)
“Pole vaulter Jenn Suhr's season over due to medical issues” Jenn Suhr, the three-time Olympian from Riga, has ended her track and field season early due to medical issues. (2018). Retrieved from (https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2018/08/28/jenn-suhr-olympic-pole-vaulter-season-over-medical-issues/1123729002/)
On the cover, Armondo Duplantis! After the huge jump last month, we would be crazy not to have this teenaged pole vault superstar on the cover of Vaulter Magazine. “A kid, surrounded by his idols, with not one but two nations of pole vault fans looking to see what he can do.” Soon we will see the day where Mondo set’s his limits and leads the rest of the sport down an unbeaten path. Good luck Mondo, we will be waiting to see what happens next! Good Samantha, well worth the read.
From the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off to the Diamond League Championships Kreager Taber takes on a trek to see the results and feel the action. " Katie Nageotte set a new NACAC record in the women’s pole vault, jumping 4.75 meters for the win." I know that there were plenty of street vaults, summer meets and more, but Kreager chooses to start where she did. Next time we will have to hear about all the rest.
Check us out next month when we bring another exciting issue to the sport. We have had to put forth a few detours as the jumping heads to higher limits.