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POLE. A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure.

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Simpson cleared 5.41m at the third attempt in the men's pole-vault to complete an impressive hat-trick of field event victories.
Phase 2 will develop a national database to serve as a national register for every scholastic and collegiate pole-vault coach and AD of every pole-vault-active school listed.
Around eight to 12 sportswomen including Great Britain internationals and European representatives ensured the pole-vault event scaled the heights, the 200 fans who turned out expected it to be.