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Tom Gets His 19 Footer

Unread postby vaultguru6 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:22 pm

Tom did open high. 19' high. He opened at 5.79 and made it clean on his first. He then put his poles away and called it a day.

He took one warm up jump in his 2 minutes just before the bar went up to 19 and didn't even turn it up. His 19 footer was literally his first jump of the day. It was amazing.

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Unread postby mowad1 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:57 pm

Amazing!! Probably top 2 or three opening heights of all time. Plus a PR :eek:

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Unread postby polevaulter08nw » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:20 pm

dang, he must of been really focused!
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Unread postby ec1vaulter » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:32 pm

Amazing way to start his outdoor season.
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Unread postby polevaulter08nw » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:38 pm

thats for real!
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Unread postby VTechVaulter » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:07 pm

anyone know where his standards were at

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Unread postby vaultguru6 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:20 pm

80. he also was on a 5.10 12.6. At nationals he was on his 11.6.

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Unread postby vaultin chris » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:20 pm

has anyone, on any level, ever done that...open at 19? and make it...and stop.
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Unread postby bjvando » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:36 pm

i saw LOJO open at 5.80 a few years ago at Mt. sac.... he made it, nearly missed the pits (landed to the right) .. but he kept jumping after that...
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Unread postby opalkak » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:14 am

bjvando wrote:i saw LOJO open at 5.80 a few years ago at Mt. sac.... he made it, nearly missed the pits (landed to the right) .. but he kept jumping after that...


I was there for that too, I think it was actually 5.81, way to go tommy
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Unread postby achtungpv » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:43 am

Maksim Tarasov opened at 5.90 (19'4.25") and cleared on his first. That's the highest ever.
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Unread postby skyshark177 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:14 am

Man, that's awsome!
Great job Tommy!

Now Bubka never started any higher than 5.90 at any time?
I'm suprized.


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