Pole vault standard questions

Pole vault standard questions

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

April 9th, 2011, 6:27 am #1

can the pole vault coaches please help clarify two questions i have:

1. where exactly is the vertical plane? bottom or top of the plant box?
NFHS states in ART.18, vertical plane is top of the stopboard. Yet, in Diagram C, if you press Page-UP couple times, it's shown otherwise?

http://www.npvca.com/matriarch/MultiPie ... culumRules

2. when measuring the runway, where is it measured from?
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Coach McGrath
Coach McGrath

April 10th, 2011, 2:48 pm #2

the standards should be measured from the top portion of the box as shown in the diagram that you provided the link to, which is the true way to record the measurement....same for the measurement of the runway, although i would always have your vaulters bring a tape and measure it themselves because you will find that some schools/facilities will have it posted on the runway slightly different because they may have measured it from the bottom of the box or in some rare cases from the front edge of the box. we never trusted the markings on the runway to be completely accurate to our way of measuring and who is to say that our way is the correct way....make it a habit to check the standards and the runway markings and if they are different from your way of measuring it make the needed adjustments and make it a safe environment for your vaulters
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