Barber and Morris Take Top Individual Honors at Capital Square Vault

first_imgMorris cleared 15-5 on her first attempt to win the women’s event before attempting to record a personal best of 15-11 but barely missed on all three of her attempts.”I had a blast and it was so much fun having everyone right there cheering for you,” Morris said. “I came out here hoping to put up some good bars and give the crowd a good show and I’m glad that I was able to accomplish that and have a good time.” DES MOINES, Iowa – Shawn Barber, the men’s pole vault 2015 World Champion, and Sandi Morris, current women’s world leader, won the inaugural Capital Square Vault presented by Catch Des Moines and the Des Moines Register in downtown Des Moines on Wednesday, April 27.Barber and Katie Nageotte were one of five pairs teamed up together in the men’s and women’s team competition. Barber and Nageotte recorded a combined height of 33 feet 2 inches.Barber has become a regular at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee and won last year’s men’s Beijing World Championship Preview after competing in the Hy-Vee Street Vault. He won Wednesday’s event by clearing 18-8.75 on his final attempt at the height.”It was really unique to have it indoors this year. It is something that I haven’t experienced before at the Drake Relays. Having the crowd close in like this was awesome and I think the atmosphere was all there and that what really drove us to jump high,” Barber said. “Hopefully I have a chance at even higher bars on Friday.” Sam Kendricks came in second on the men’s sided as he cleared 18-4.50 and missed all three attempts to keep with Barber, who passed at 18-8.25. Katerina Stefanidi came in second for the second-straight year for the women, vaulting 14-9. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more