29 Jan '15, 6am

Barber, Kendricks could duel for a decade: Pole Vault Rivals in Aerial Combat, by Dave Hunter,...

Barber, Kendricks could duel for a decade: Pole Vault Rivals in Aerial Combat, by Dave Hunter,...

Sam Kendricks - an Old Miss senior and ROTC cadet who will graduate in June as a second lieutenant in the Army - is a very approachable, polite, and easy-going athlete. Like Barber, his vault progression is impressive. As a high school senior, Kendricks cleared 17 feet - it capped a 4'6" improvement over just 3 years. He has rolled on as a Rebel, jumping 5.49m [18'] as a frosh and clearing 5.80m [19'¼"] as a sophomore. "My goal has been to improve every year," explains Kendricks matter-of-factly. "It's as simple as that." Also like Barber, Kendricks has been aided ably by his father Scott, a former high school coach who guided Oxford High School to 11 Mississippi state titles in track & field and cross country. "I'm his son and he loves track and field," explains Kendricks as he outlines the easy working partnership he shares with his father. "He has the time and he makes ...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2015/01/pole-vault-rivals-in-ae...

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