Leitrim’s Brian McGovern sets new Irish Pole Vault Record in Arizona

Brian McGovern (Ballinamore AC), a student at Manhattan College, broke his own Irish pole vault record at the ASU Invitational in Tempe Arizona.

He opened his outdoor campaign with a clearance of 4.91m at the third attempt before sailing over 5.06m at the first attempt to equal his Irish record. Then, with the bar at 5.16m, he cleared at the second attempt and further improved on his Irish record when he cleared 5.36m at the third attempt.

 

McGovern also holds the Irish indoor record with a best of 5.22m.

 

ASU Invitational, Arizona State – Tempe, AZ

Men’s Pole Vault:

 

1. McGovern, Brian   Manhattan 5.36m

4.91 5.06 5.16 5.26 5.36 5.46

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2. Simmons, Cale    SR-4 Air Force 5.26m

3. Uhle, Joey   SO-  2 Air Force 5.26m

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