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article imageReview: Sam Kendricks wins 2017 U.S. Championships, joins six meter club Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 24, 2017 in Sports
Sacramento - On June 24, Sam Kendricks won the pole vault event at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, and he set a new personal best.
Kendricks was able to successfully clear six meters on his second attempt, where he set a new personal best, and it made him the world leader in the sport. At this same event, he cleared the following eight heights on his first try: 5.40 meters, 5.50 meters, 5.60 meters, 5.65 meters, 5.70 meters, 5.75 meters, 5.80 meters and 5.91 meters (which was also a world leading mark, before he surpassed it with his six meters clearance).
With this milestone, Kendricks joins the five best male pole vaulter marks in American history, in an elite group of athletes that includes Brad Walker (6.04 meters), Jeff Hartwig (6.03 meters), 2004 Olympic gold medalist Tim Mack (6.01 meters) and Toby Stevenson (6.00 meters).
Kendricks also won first place in the 2017 IAAF Diamond League pole vault competitions in Shanghai, China, as well as in Eugene, Oregon (for the Prefontaine Classic).
Most recently, Sam Kendricks chatted with Digital Journal about his win at the Prefontaine Classic.
To learn more about Sam Kendricks, follow him on Twitter.
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