Morris wins pole vault event on facility she built with her father

By: Bob Holt
Published: Friday, July 17, 2020
Olympic pole vaulting silver medalist Sandi Morris runs on vaulting pit she is building with her father in Greenville, S.C., Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Olympic pole vaulting silver medalist Sandi Morris runs on vaulting pit she is building with her father in Greenville, S.C., Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Sandi Morris, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the pole vault and a University of Arkansas NCAA champion, cleared 15 feet, 9 1/4 inches to win a meet she hosted on Wednesday night in her hometown of Greenville, S.C., the Greenville News reported.

The meet was held at a pole vault facility built by Morris and her father, Harry, on a soccer field in the family’s neighborhood.

“The runway turned out amazing,” Morris told the Greenville News. “It’s everything and more, now that I’ve seen it in action, and all of my fellow competitors are super impressed by it.”

Katie Nageotte also cleared 15-9 1/4, but Morris won because she had fewer overall misses. Morris and Nageotte both missed three attempts at 16-1.



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