Valentin Lavillenie of Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, France is the most recent addition to #TeamESSX! Since 2013, Valentin has been a member of the World Championship Team for France at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia and the 2017 World Championships in London, England. Valentin's personal bests are 5.71m outdoors and 5.80m indoors. He currently trains in Monaco with his coach, Sebastien Reisdorffer.
It's official, Emily Grove is the newest member of #TeamESSX! Emily enjoyed her most successful season yet, finishing as an All-American for the University of South Dakota, setting a new PR of 4.60m/15'1", and earning a spot on the 2017 World Championship Team representing Team USA. Welcome Emily!
Our 2017 season has been one of many PR's. Team USA member Sam Kendricks set a new PR of 6.00m / 19'8.25" and won the 2017 IAAF Championships, the USA Championships, and the Diamond League Trophy; all on ESSX Poles. His 6.00m clearance is the highest ever on ESSX poles.
Robeilys "Ruby" Peinado also had a lot of success; she won the Bronze at the 2017 IAAF World Championships and cleared a new PR and National Record of 4.60m / 15'1".
Fellow Team ESSX members Emily Grove (4.60m / 15'-1") and Morgann Leleux (4.65m / 15'3") also set new PRs this season. Emily placed third at the USA Championships and represented Team USA at the World Championships and Morgann placed fourth and was the Team USA Alternate for the World Championships.
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