Interview conducted by Bill Cvecko, write-up by Robert Kellert
Mondo Duplantis, the all-time best in high school pole vault, cleared 19-01 at New Balance Nationals Indoor on Saturday. In doing so he set a U20 world record, improved his own national record, and now has his family's all-time best vault as well. He cleared on his third attempt at that height.
The previous record for individuals under 20 years old was 19-00.25 (5.80m), held by Raphael Marcel of Germany since 1989. This was not only a great performance for the history of the sport, but in terms of family it surpassed his own fathers career best of 19-00.25.
Coming into this meet his PR and the national high school record was set at 18-10.25.