Pole vaulting mixes athleticism with a certain fearlessness


Former Center Grove High School standout Sydney Clute, a sophomore on the Indiana University women's track and field team, is one of the top pole vault performers in the Big Ten. Photos courtesy IU athletics department.

Track and field doesn’t go out of its way to promote its most challenging event as renegade.

No need. Followers of the sport understand pole vaulting extends invitations to those individuals who are, shall we say, the boldest of the bold.

It’s not for everyone.


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