• Murer and Lavillenie Prevail in Reno

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 The 2013 National Pole Vault Summit elite competition took place in Reno, Nevada on January (18). As expected, the mens competition was won by Franch Pole Vault super star Renaud Lavillenie. The 2012 Olympic and European champion, Lavillenie, added to his seaon best mark 6 cm to win the event with a vault of 5.86m.

 The second place took South American indooor and outdoor record holder Fabio Da Silva of Brazil, who managed to clear 5.60m. His mark was only 5 cm short oh his own South American Pole Vault indoor record that he set in 2011 in Austria.

The Pole Vault Summit mens podium concluded Japanese Pole Vaulter Daichi Savano, took third. The 2-time Asian champion and world cahmpionship finalist in Helsinki and Berlin cleared 5.50m.

The womens competiton, with an absence of the London Olympic champion Jenn Suhr,  won Brazilian Pole Vault star Fabiana Murer. The reigning world champion openned up her indoor season with a solid 4.60m mark. Second place with a mark of 4.40m took Mary Saxer of (USA). 

The event continues today with Open, College, Highscool and Beginners pole vault competition.

Mens Elite Results

First Name Last Name Organization Best Height Place
Renaud Lavillenie France 5. 86 1
Fabio Gomez da Silva Brazil 5 .60 2
Daichi Sawano Japan 5. 50 3
Jordan Scott Vault United 5. 50 4
Jack Whitt ORU 5.35 5
Rens Blom 5.35 6
Mark Hollis 5.35 7
Scott Roth 5. 20 8
Trey Hardee Nike 5. 20 9
Chris Swanson 5. 20 10
Steve Lewis UK NH

Womens Elite Results

First Name Last Name Organization Best Height Place
Fabiana Murer 4. 60 1
Mary Saxer 4. 40 2
Kylie Hutson 4. 40 3
Katy Viuf 4. 40 3
April Kubishta 4. 40 5
Katerina Stefanidis 4.25 6
Tori Pena 4.25 7
Becky Holliday 4.25 7
Melissa Gergel 4.25 9
April Steiner-Bennet 4. 10 10
Brysun Stately NH


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