Pawel Wojciechowski EPIC first week competing on ESSX Poles

One of the newest members of Team ESSX, Pawel Wojciechowski, just completed an impressive week of competition. The 2013 World Champion recently made the switch to ESSX and had four major performances:

May 25th - 5.56" (18'3) for 4th place at the Prefontaine Diamond League in Eugene, OR

May 29th - 5.75" (18'10)for 2nd place at the Bydgoszcz European Athletics Festivalin Poland

May 31st - 5.78" (18' 11" 3/4) for 2nd place at The Rome Diamond League meet

June 2nd - 5.81" (19' 1/2") his season's best in Sopot, Poland

UST-ESSX's own 2012 Olympian, Jeremy Scott commented on Pawel's recent week of competition:

When you look at any of the individual pieces of this week by themselves, any of it is pretty impressive. But when you factor in that the poles are still new to him, every meet he jumped higher, the small window for recovery between the meets, plus all of the travel - including Trans-Atlantic - you just know he is ready to go. I am really excited to have him on our team, because this just looks like he is setting up to have a big, big year.

We are proud to have Pawel as a new athlete on Team ESSX! You can continue to follow Pawel's progression and success by following him on Instagram @wojciechowski_p and all of TeamESSX @teamessx

Kendricks wins 2018 Prefontaine against world class field

Congratulations to Sam Kendricks who won the 2018 Prefontaine Diamond League meet in Eugene, OR this past Friday. Sam jumped 5.81 (19’ ¾”) to take first place in a field that included the reigning Olympic Champion (Thiago Braz) and five former world champions (S. Kendricks, USA; P. Wojciechowski, POL; S. Barber, CAN; R. Holdzeppe, DEU; R. Lavillenie, FRA), including the world record holder. This marks the second year in a row that Kendricks has won the Prefontaine Classic.

One of the newest members of Team ESSX, 2013 World Champion Pawel Wojciechowski of Poland, finished the competition in 4th with a season’s best jump of 5.56 (18’3”).

Sam Kendricks Wins Outdoor Championship at Drake Relays

Over the weekend UST-ESSX Pole Vaulting Poles took the top three spots in the Men's Pole Vault at Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Sam Kendricks led all competitors with a new Drake Relays Record of 5.83m (19'1 1/4"). the former relay's record was held by world record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France.

The Drake Relays was the first outdoor meet of 2018 for Kendricks and marks a very strong start to follow up his 2017 World Championship season. Scott Houston, a member of the U.S. World Indoor Championship Team, finished in third with a jump of 5.7m (18' 8 1/4").

Source: Photo Credit: Kyle Huegel at Drake Relays ...