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Pole Vault Information

Refer to USATF Rule 302.5 (n). All competitors must provide their own vaulting poles. Implements used in the pole vault competition will be inspected at the pole vault area. Vault athletes must report to be weighed with their bib numbers and poles based on the schedule below. All poles will be inspected for manufacturers’ pole ratings and the maximum top hand hold position as determined by the manufacturer. The competitors’ weights must be at or below the manufacturers’ pole ratings. NO EXCEPTIONS. Poles will be impounded at the time of inspection. Athletes will pick-up their poles and report to the competition site at time of warm-up for the event.
 
Weigh-in and pole inspection will take place during the times shown below:

Date Times
Tuesday, June 25 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 28 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Athletes may ship poles for delivery beginning June 21. Shipments should be sent to the following address:
 
Southern Illinois University  Edwardsville
Attn: Kareem Jackson/2013 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Korte Stadium
3345 Stadium Drive
Edwardsville, IL  62026
 
Meet management will not be responsible for any pole that is shipped to or impounded at the meet without a hard protective case. Poles will be stored at implement weigh located in the stadium until the day of competition.
 
Poles must be labeled with athlete’s full name, affiliation and contact information. To claim poles the athlete or athlete’s parents must present proper identification the day of the meet at the implement weigh room.

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