Dingler earns spot in world juniors

For the second summer in a row, Carson Dingler will be taking her pole vaulting career to the international stage. A senior at FPD this fall, Dingler qualified for the IAAF World Junior Championships on Sunday with a second-place finish at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships in Clovis, California. Dingler…

Pole Vaulting Classic: Tadeusz Ślusarski – Gold at 1976 Montréal Summer Games

There were three favorites in 1976 – Americans Dave Roberts and Earl Bell, and Poland’s Władysław Kozakiewicz. But Kozakiewicz struggled, could only clear 5.25 (17-2¾), and finished 11th. Six vaulters remained in the competition after 5.45 (17-10½) – Roberts, Bell, Poland’s Tadeusz Ślusarski and Wojciech Buciarski, Finland’s Antti Kalliomäki, and France’s Patrick Abada. At 5.50 (18-0½), Abada and Bell…

Pole vaulter gets Olympic wild card

Pole vaulter Paweł Wojciechowski has been chosen by the Polish Olympic Committee to represent the country at the London Olympics, despite failing to jump the required minimum height this season. The 2011 World Pole Vault Champion has been suffering from injuries this year but has been picked by the Olympic…