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Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:51

Lavillenie Posts 592 Word Leader, Meet Record in Reno

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RENO (USA, Jan 16): Olympic winner Renaud Lavillenie is in top shape early in the season. In his second meet, Pole Vault Summit in Nevada, he cleared in first attempt 592, a new meet record and World lead. He also tried at six meters. Last year at the same meet, he won with 575. "His goal was to break the meet record 591," said his coach Philippe D´Encausse

who confirmed that the mission was accomplished.  "It's a good performance at this time of the year," he added for L´Équipe. Second, Sam Kendricks went over 586 which is new personal best and second-best ever by a collegian and best by US collegian. Third, Briton Steve Lewis 565. Mark Hollis as 8th did 525 and decathlon number one 2014 Trey Hardee 505 as 10th. Greek European silver medalist from Zurich Ekaterini Stefanidi won the women competition with another indoor PB 460 cm. She was followed by three jumpers with 450 Becky Holliday, Mary Saxer and Melisa Gergel.Fifth Kelsie Ahbe went over 440. In different age categories more than 1000 vaulters are competing. 

—Courtesy Alfonz Juck, EME News
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