When we provided our weekend recap on Tuesday AM, we wrote the following “A number of Ivy Leaguers decided that they wanted to literally “break” something during their Spring Break. No, I don’t mean in terms of injuries. I mean in terms of breaking records.”
Apparently, we missed an actual, physical action of someone breaking something.
The video above shows Princeton senior Adam Bragg attempting to reset the outdoor Ivy League pole vault record at 5.55m (18-02 1/2) at the USF Bulls Invitational. Bragg had already won the competition at this point with a 5.40m (17-08 1/2) clearance. Unfortunately, the pole had other plans.
Thankfully, no vaulters were harmed in the making of this video.
Bragg has previously cleared 5.65m (18-06 1/4) earlier this year during the indoor season (see video below) – the highest cleared ever by an Ivy Leaguer but not an official conference record due to eligibility – so we should be expecting similar heights this spring.
Thank you to Roy Bragg for sharing the top video with us.