Pole Vault: Mechanics of the Vault
By: Peter M. McGinnis, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology
SUNY College at Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland • NY • 13045
Presented at: U.S.A. Track and Field
2007 National Podium Education Project
December 13-15 • Las Vegas, Nevada
The attached article is an exceptional paper on the ideal mechanics of the pole vault. Furthermore, if the guidelines of the paper are followed, not only will the vaulter be able to improve their performances and consistency but, should be able to improve the safety level of their vaulting.