WU20 Cali 22 preview: Pole Vault

More than 1500 athletes from 145 teams are set to compete at the World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22 between 1-6 August. The Moll twins from the USA could be the stand-out performers in this event. Seventeen-year-old Amanda and Hana have cleared 4.51m and 4.47m lifetime bests this year respectively, with Amanda…

McDonald out and Leon In for Worlds – Why rival’s religious beliefs mean Louisville’s Gabriela Leon will make world championships

Thanks to a rival’s religious convictions, University of Louisville pole vaulter Gabriela Leon is close to qualifying for next month’s World Athletics Championships. Though Leon was initially designated as an alternate for the world meet by finishing fourth in last week’s USA Track and Field Championships, second-place finisher Alina McDonald has announced her…

FWB’s Seekamp wins 3A pole vault state title

Kerry Seekamp remembers it well. Just a scrappy 12-year-old at Destin Middle School, every Sunday she’d get to share the pole vaulting pit alongside her idols, Niceville’s Maddy Kish and Kobe Babin. They were larger than life. They could clear monstrous heights. They, more than anything, represented all that Seekamp wanted for…