Pole vaulting down Winston-Salem’s main street …

Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault
Street Pole Vault

"Street Pole Vault" in Winston-Salem, NC July 13, 2013

Winston-Salem, NC has been proactive in creating diverse events in its downtown space to enhance the ambiance of its heterogeneous lifestyles

portrait photograph by K.B. Medford

Hanging from the historic R.J. Reynolds Building

Honing the mental game ...

The pole vaulting event for downtown Winston-Salem was created and produced by Tim Sullivan.

Street Pole Vault Winston-Salem July 13, 2013

The event, sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association, brought a diverse range of aged athletes from teenagers to older adults.

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Tim Sullivan is a sports entrepreneur, a consummate advocate for the esoteric culture of pole vaulters and high jumpers. He is also a coach who has a penchant for attracting potential  All-Americans to his quiver.  Tim is in his first season at Wake Forest University having  arrived with a distinguished coaching history at West Virginia University and Oklahoma.

Tim Sullivan is an all-inclusive guy, who understands how to make and keep a  sport vigoris, and who nurtures competitive athletes of all ages into the sport.

He has made a splash in  Winston-Salem (NC) by organizing the first ever high-flying “Street Vault” –  an invitational meet sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association on the Twin-City’s downtown Fourth Street.

“I have bigger ideas,” he explains, “to schedule more meets in places where people traditionally gather.”  A similar event at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa),  “Pole Vault in the Mall”, attracts several hundred competitors and Olympic athletes annually.

 

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