The highlight of day two of the meet for LSU will be the men’s pole vault. Mondo Duplantis enters the meet with an NCAA leading clearance of 5.83 meters (19’ 1.50”) in 2019. He registered the mark at the Razorback Invitational last weekend in his LSU track and field debut. The clearance of 5.83 meters broke Russ Buller’s 20-year old school record and it ranks as the second-best clearance in the world for 2019. After clearing 5.83 meters, Duplantis took three attempts at what would have been an NCAA record clearance at 5.92 meters (19’ 5”), but he missed on all three of them. Duplantis will be attempting to set an NCAA record in the pole vault on Friday night. He is slated to begin competition around 6:15 p.m. at the Carl Maddox Field House. The NCAA record was set four years ago in 2015 by Shawn Barber of Akron; he cleared a bar at 19 feet, four and three quarter inches (5.91 meters).

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