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article imageReview: Sam Kendricks wins men's pole vault at 2018 Prefontaine Classic Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 26, 2018 in Sports
Eugene - On May 25, 2018, the annual Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) kicked off in Eugene, Oregon. Sam Kendricks reigned supreme in the men's pole vault.
Kendricks won first place in the men's pole vault competition with a clearance of 5.81 meters. This marks Kendricks' second consecutive year winning the Prefontaine Classic. Earlier this year, Kendricks won the silver medal at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
Armand "Mondo" Duplantis came in second place at The Pre Classic with 5.71 meters, and Polish pole vaulters Piotr Lisek and Pawel Wojciechowski, came in third and fourth place, with clearances of 5.71 meters and 5.56 meters, respectively. World record holder, French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie came in fifth place with 5.56 meters, and 2015 World Champion Shawn Barber finished in sixth place with 5.41 meters.
The Prefontaine "Pre" Classic is an annual track and field meeting that is a part of the IAAF Diamond League, that is historically important to American track and field. It is in honor of the memory of its namesake, U.S. Olympian Steve Prefontaine.
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