By Rajay Murdock, TrackAlerts.Com Writer
In just his second competition of the year, World Athlete of the Year Renaud Lavillenie scaled an impressive world-leading height of 5.92m to break the meeting record at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno on Friday night (16).
The Frenchman won the event at a mark of 5.92m but had to fight off an interesting battle from America's University Games Champion Sam Kendrick to claim victory in Reno. Lavillenie was also successful in claiming the meeting record of 5.91m set 16 years ago by Jeff Hartwig
The Olympic champion seemed pleased with his performance at the competitions.
“So happy, tonight was a really good competition,” Lavillenie said on his Instagram account. “Sounds good for the winter season.”
Lavillenie opened his record-breaking 2014 campaign with the same two competitions, clearing 5.84m in Aubiere and 5.75m in Reno.