Mondo Duplantis registers No. 2 Indoor All-Time NCAA Mark
BATON ROUGE - For the first time as a collegiate athlete, LSU pole vault phenom Mondo Duplantis competed in Baton Rouge and set a Carl Maddox Field House record of 5.87 meters (19’ 3”).
That height also set the second-best mark in NCAA indoor track and field history. After hitting that mark Duplantis regained the world lead from Piotr Lisek, a native of Poland who entered Friday with a world best 5.85 meters (19’ 2.25”).
Duplantis attempted to set the collegiate record with a bar of 5.92 meters (19’ 5”), but he was unable to clear that height. He gave it three attempts but came up empty each time.
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The collegiate indoor record of 19 feet, 4¾ inches will have to wait.#LSU pole vault phenom Mondo Duplantis cleared 19-3.— Mike Gaither (@MikeGaitherTV) February 2, 2019
He missed on three attempts at 19 feet, 4¾.
He's your 2019 World Leader in pole vault!@WBRZ @LSUTrackField pic.twitter.com/6TY2hiK34Y