The pole vault is often in a world of its own.
At the high school level in 2018, there was Mondo Duplantis, who was vaulting at world-caliber levels and setting world junior records over 19 feet. There was Missourian KC Lightfoot, who had one of the best seasons of all-time, clearing 18 feet in seven straight competitions at one point.
Over the course of the 2018 season, five boys broke 18 feet and seven more broke 17. It was, without debate, the greatest high school pole vault season in history.
But listen, let's not forget about the massive improvement by athletes at the event across the spring nationally, either.
Eight boys marked five-feet of improvement or higher in 2018.
Take Rehoboth Ogundare, for instance. The Westerville South (OH) senior cleared a personal best 10-feet in 2017, then shot up to. 15-2 at the state championships in Ohio a year later, finishing second overall.
Talk about improvement.
Check out the improvement of the top pole vaulters in 2018 and the most improvement from all athletes nationally.
Top Pole Vaulters of 2018 Improvement - The Most Improvement Nationally