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").