Yamoah recognized for clearing 17’5″

KINGSVILLE, Texas – Freshman pole vaulter Jordan Yamoah continues to receive recognition for his performance in the pole vault this time earning honorable mention honors from the USTFCCCA in its National Athlete of the Week Division II selections.

Yamoah cleared 5.31m (17’5”) which would have been good enough to have won the pole vault title at the last two Division II National Championships. The mark would have been second best at the 2010 championship when Western Washington’s Ryan Brown claimed the title with a height of 5.40m (17’8-1/2”). Yamoah, already won a national title clearing 5.30m (17’4-1/2”) at the indoor championship in February, is the first to clear 17’5 indoors or outdoors since Brown did in 2011 at the UW Husky Classic.

Entering this weekend’s meet, only one other pole vaulter has cleared 17’0” at DII level this outdoor season. Grand Canyon’s Vince Frawley vaulted 5.25 (17’2-3/4”) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational. Cameron Daugherty won the outdoor title a season ago at 5.15m (16”10-3/4”).

Yamoah and his teammates host the Javelina Twilight meet this Saturday. The first field event is at 1 p.m. with the javelin, while the running events start at 5 p.m.

From: http://www.alicetx.com/article_7c259464-31fc-56e6-8165-544b442b6c07.html

Yamoah Vaulter Magazine
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