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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to take data that was collected by Dave Nielsen, Head Track Coach at Idaho State University, and conduct a regression analysis that results in an equation that can be used as a future training tool for the pole vault. The data was collected using DartFish software to analyze videos that were taken at 8 different track meets in 2004, including the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Reno Pole Vault Summit. The findings of this study show empirically that the hypothesized physics on proper vaulting technique is consistent with results of the regression analysis.

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