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Pole vaulters visit Portland school to promote sport

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Some world-renowned pole vaulters visited Westridge Elementary on Wednesday. Some world-renowned pole vaulters visited Westridge Elementary on Wednesday.
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Some world-renowned pole vaulters visited a Portland school Wednesday to help promote health and fitness. 

Olympic gold medalist Stacy Dragila went out to Westridge Elementary and presented her "stick vaulting" program. She was joined by USA Track and Field indoor champions Sandi Morris and Sam Kendricks. They say they love teaching the kids about pole vaulting. 

"It's always so fun to inspire them and teach them about something new and something exciting and show them that pole vaulting is out there and they should go out and give it a try," said Morris. 

Kendricks added, "When you come into a second or third grade or fourth grade classroom and they have never seen it before, the look on their faces and the way they listen to you and really want to learn the event or really want to be active and have fun with it just immediately is really special."

Morris and Kendricks both advanced from last week's indoor championships. They will compete in the world meet Thursday at the Oregon Convention Center.

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