University of South Dakota pole vaulter, NCAA Champion opens up

South Dakota pole vaulter and NCAA champion Chris Nilsen has the fourth best performance this year (5.86 meters) in the men’s outdoor pole vault. Nilsen chatted with Digital Journal about his career in the sport.

Nilsen is the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pole vault champion. On setting a new personal best at 5.86 meters, Nilsen said, “That felt pretty good, just to get over that bar. I tried to jump 19 feet for a while now, so when I jumped 5.86 meters, it felt really good to reach that goal.”

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