The Acadia Invitational – Women’s Pole Vault Competition was held July 15, 2020 in the Acadia community, Greenville, South Carolina. Sandi Morris, the silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, set this year’s women’s outdoor world record, seen in this video, at 4.81 meters.
You can count on one hand the number of women in the world to have ever reached such incredible heights. And Sandi was not alone; she was joined by an international field of exceptional athletes, all vaulting well near their record heights, despite the 100 degree heat-index, Covid anxieties and social-distancing restrictions.
Sandi’s family resides in Acadia. They were joined by many Acadian neighbors who volunteered to build the runway, host and cheer this special athletic event.
Special thanks to ESPN for filming and to Zenni Eyewear for sponsoring this first Acadia Invitational.
Congratulations to Sandi Morris and all of the competitors, including Katie Nageotte, Olivia Gruver, Anika Newall, Robin Bone, Megan Clarke, Leah Pasqualetti, Ariel Voskamp, Megan Zimlich, and Natalie Uy.
What an exciting day! Acadia hopes to see you all again at the next Acadia Invitational!