Jul 25, 2016

    Morris sets highest women's outdoor pole vault mark in 2016


    RIO-BOUND United States Olympian Sandi Morris soared to the highest in the outdoor pole vault in the world this year with 4.93m on Saturday.

    The feat, during an American Track League meeting, superseded Russian Yelena Isinbayeva's 4.90m as the best outdoor mark for this year.

    Only world outdoor record holder Isinbayeva and American Olympic champion Jenn Suhr have ever jumped higher, giving the US a strong 1-2 punch for the Olympics.

    Isinbayeva will miss the Games because of the Russian ban.

    "I'm crying you guys!! I just broke the American Record!" the 24-year-old Morris said on Twitter.