My next meet was the Reno Pole Vault Summit and it was a lot of fun. It is one of the few times a year I get to see nearly all of my vaulter friends and jump in front of an enthusiastic crowd. I jumped from full approach which is 9 lefts for me and I did reasonably well. I made 5.35m (17'6.5") and my technique wasn't terrible. I still had some problems with my jump, but I could tell my practices were starting to pay off.
This weekend was the UW Invitational and I was able to stay more controlled and execute better technique, resulting in a clearance of 5.40m (17'8.5") with good attempts at 5.50m (18'0.5"). Of course I still see quite a few areas of my vault that could use improvement, but I am getting better every week. I am encouraged for the rest of the indoor season and have my sights set on USA Outdoor Nationals. Now I will get a 2 week break in competition to hone my skills and then I will jump in the Husky Classic on February 8-9. Here is a video of my jumps so far this season:
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