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Wyatt wins pole vault national title

Former Huntsville Hornet and current Texas A&M Aggie pole vaulter Audie Wyatt continues to excel no matter the stakes.

Wyatt finished in first place in the men’s pole vault competition in the junior division at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.

Wyatt won with a vault of 18 feet, one-half inch, beating out contestants Paulo Benavides and Sean Collins, who each vaulted a best of 17-10 1/2.

Wyatt’s vault tied a personal record that he set on June 10 at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Wyatt cleared the first four vaults, which started at 16-6 3/4, on his opening attempts.

Wyatt, Benavides and Collins were the only vaulters left when the bar was moved to 17-8 1/2. Wyatt vaulted the mark in his first attempt, while Collins needed two attempts and Benavides cleared the bar on his third and final attempt.

Wyatt needed two attempts to clear 17-10 1/2. Benavides cleared the mark on his first attempt, while Collins needed three attempts to clear it.

Wyatt attempted to vault 18-4 3/4 but wasn’t able to clear it.

Hayward Field has been kind to Wyatt, who finished in fourth place at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

 

Additionally, Wyatt also won a state championship in 2014 during his senior year at Huntsville High School.

From:  http://www.itemonline.com/sports/wyatt-wins-pole-vault-national-title/article_63aebc66-1d35-11e5-8b76-3773c47a4dba.html

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