From a national perspective in 2019, it was expected that the boys pole vault would take a dip in record-making marks following the graduation Mondo Duplantis.
The Lafayette (LA) High School graduate's run over four years was legendary, complete with nearly every indoor and outdoor top 10 result ever recorded. He broke both national records, and he had fun while doing it. He was, without question, the greatest athlete to have competed in the event all-time.
But so far, the athletes who followed Duplantis haven't done so bad, either. The future looks bright.
In fact, this year's crop of athletes are already making waves.
Check out the progression year-to-year from some of the country's best in the links below.
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Progression: Overall Progression of Pole Vaulters -- Development Of Nation's Top Pole Vaulters