pole vault

Dragila calls it a career

PARIS — Former world and Olympic champion Stacy Dragila ended her 14-year pole vaulting career with a second-place finish at the DecaNation athletics meet on Wednesday. The 38-y ...

Crider leaps past 36-year-old Placer triple-jump record

Placer High junior Brett Crider progressed by leaps and bounds in the triple jump this spring, nearly landing at the state championships. Crider broke Placer’s 36-year-old schoo ...

Placer County’s frequent fliers

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on pole vaulting in the foothills. For Part II, see Sunday's Journal. Mackenzie Landry heard the calling from an early ag ...

HOW TO: Pole vault

The Expert: Placer High senior Derrick Hinch was looking for a sport to try to years ago when he saw then-senior Connor Landry launching himself high in the air at Le Febvre Stadiu ...

Dragila enshrined in Pole Vault Hall of Fame

RENO, Nev. — After winning a gold medal in pole vaulting in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, U.S. Olympian Stacy Dragila accomplished another major feat Friday at the Pole ...

Litchfield vaults into finals at Olympic Trials

For someone who almost didn’t get to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, Paul Litchfield is awfully confident that he’s got a shot at Beijing. He’s got reaso ...

Lambuth to soar with Air Force

Tawny Lambuth always knew she wanted to be a college athlete. It wasn't until she began flying higher and higher that she realized that pole vaulting was her ticket to a scholarshi ...