Sandi Morris is World Indoor Pole Vault Champion

Just now, Sandi Morris became the Workd Indoor champion clearing 4.95 meters. Her nemesis Katerina Stefanidi of Greece finished third with 4.80. First major championship for Sandi.

Yesterday Jarrion Lawson finished fourth in Long Jump.

I should have also listed Sandi’s clearance in non-metric system. It is 16 feet 2.75 inches.

It was a thrilling Pole Vault competition as Sandi came behind to win the gold. Once the gold was assured, Sandi went for the world indoor record and narrowly missed on one of the three attempts.

I was quite impressed with Sandi’s interview. She is thinking about ways to increase exposure for Track & Field in the US. Although US is by far the strongest country in T&F, the sport has better following in Europe and Asia than US. One of the ideas she is proposing is to hold Pole Vault competition in America’s malls, where fans can view the vaults from the top floor to get a stunning view of the vaulters at the top of the bar.

This young lady has a bright future after she is through vaulting.

Get with it PJ. Feet and inches only.