Sam Kendricks sets new american record
In Des Moines, Iowa, at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Sam Kendricks set the new American Record at 6.06m/19’10.5” on his second attempt. Sam made every bar on his first attempt leading up to the new mark of 6.06m. Not only is this mark a new AR, it is also a World Lead and the second highest outdoor mark ever, trailing only Sergei Bubka’s World Record of 6.14m/20’1.75”, and Sam’s record 6th straight USA Championship.
While Sam dominated the men’s competition, the women of TeamESSX had a great showing as well, 2017 World Team member Emily Grove, cleared a new PR 4.65m/15’3” to place 4th and secure her spot as a Team USA alternate, and newly minted American citizen, Daylis Caballero Vega, cleared 4.60m/15’1” on her first attempt for a new PR and a 5th place finish.