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Behind The Scenes: World Team Trials Debrief

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Kate Maben
Gym Nerd
10 months ago

Talking about Shilese trying to sell her hit as a brush – I pole vaulted through college, and there is actually a way to try to sell a miss as a make if it is windy outside. Sometimes, when there is a wind, an athlete will attempt to throw the pole back as they go over the bar, but the wind knocks it back and causes the bar to fall. Here comes the sales pitch: if there is any wind at all, a coach and teammates all yell “wind” very loudly so that the ref credits it as a make. It is especially fun if you are on a D3 team that cares a lot more about having fun than winning like I was, because even your teammates who aren’t pole vaulters and really have no idea what’s going on will linger around the vault mats just to yell wind obnoxiously to try to help you out. It is very fun and almost a sport within itself.

elizabeth Green
Gym Nerd
10 months ago

Jessica’s requirement of good salads for hosting worlds make me thinks she wants Greece to host Worlds.

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