By Adam Brown
Former Ole Miss Rebel Sam Kendricks continues to raise the bar of competition when it comes to pole-vaulting.
The Oxford native won the Diamond League meet in Paris this past weekend with a 5.96 meter (19 feet 6 3/4 inches) vault.
Kendricks’ recent vault set the 2018 record. He defeated the world-record holder, Renaud Lavillenie of France, on his home turf.
This season, Kendricks won seven of 11 outdoor events, including Diamond League meets in Eugene, Oregon, and Rome. In June he earned his fifth consecutive national title.