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Pole Vault

The Pole Vault is sometimes not offered as an event, depending on the facilities available at the host centre. In the Olympics, it has has been contested by men since 1896 and women from 2000.

The normal convention used if two or more vaulters have finished with the same height is to use the number of misses at the final height as a tie-breaker.

National association holding athlete registration at time of competition is indicated by country code:

  • AU - Australia

  • CK - Cook Islands

  • FJ - Fiji

  • FP - French Polynesia

  • NC - New Caledonia

  • NFK - Norfolk Island

  • NMI - Northern Mariana Islands

  • NZ - New Zealand

  • PNG - Papua New Guinea

  • SAM - Samoa

  • SOL - Solomon Islands

  • TO - Tonga

  • WF -Wallis & Futuna

Performances by guest athletes from outside Oceania are marked [IE].

Championship Records from Oceania Athletics as at January 2018. NZ Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at 18 August 2019. Wellington Records as at 7 June 2019.

  M35 W35
CR 4.40 - Rob Hill (AU) 2008 2.50 - Ros Montse (AU) 2014
NZ Rec 4.15 - P Gibbons (2007) 3.90 - Cassandra Kelly (1998)
WLG Rec 2.80 - Mark Macfarlane no record
2019 not contested 2.40 - Dash Newington [IE]
not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 not contested 2.50 - Ros Montse (AU)
no second or third place
2012 2.40 - Geoff Gibbons (AU)
1.30 - Chris Timewell (AU)
no third place
not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 4.40 - Rob Hill (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
2006 not contested not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 2.40 - Ian Doyle (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 not contested 1.80 - Kerry Halls (AU)
no second or third place
1996 not contested not contested
1994 not contested not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 2.10 - L Slade (SAM)
no second or third place
not contested
1984 3.00 - Esko Murto (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
1982 2.02 - Peter McWilliams (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
  M40 W40
CR 3.85 - Brian Senior (NZ) 1982 2.40 - Joanne Andersen (NZ) 1994
NZ Rec 4.00 - S Poelman (2005) 2.55 - Sonja Bowe (2018)
WLG Rec 2.80 - Mark Macfarlane (2006) no record
2019 not contested not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 not contested 1.90 - Selina Ellis (AU)
no second or third place
2012 2.40 - Peter Ranginui (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 not contested not contested
2006 3.00 - Dave Rondon (NZ)
no second or third place
1.60 - Sally Ann Taylor (AU)
no second or third place
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 2.50 - Greg Simpson (AU)
2.40 - Mark Cauchi (AU)
1.50 - Ganga Prasad (AU)
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 2.80 - Kieran McKee (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
1996 not contested not contested
1994 2.30 - Clyde Riddoch (AU)
no second or third place
2.40 - Joanne Andersen (NZ)
no second or third place
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 1.90 - Peter McWilliams (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
1984 1.95 - Vernon Hough (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
1982 3.85 - Brian Senior (NZ)
2.61 - F McGoon (FJ)
no third place
not contested
  M45 W45
CR 3.65 - Stephen McKee (NZ) 2006 2.20 - Joanne Andersen (NZ) 1998
2.20 - Wilma Perkins (AU) 1998
NZ Rec 3.90 - Stephen McKee (2006) 2.90 - Deborah Murphy (2005)
WLG Rec 3.60 - Robin Ball (1984) no record
2019 3.40 - Simon Watson (AU)
3.00 - Roland Van Den Tillar (NZ)
2.70 - Matt Silcock (AU)
not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 3.30 - Paul Pryse (AU)
no second or third place
2.02 - Jacinta Burns (AU)
1.80 - Dale Masini (AU)
no third place
2012 not contested not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 3.00 - David Rondon (NZ)
2.80 - Michael Ball (AU)
2.00 - George Jankowski (AU)
1.60 - Sally Taylor (AU)
no second or third place
2006 3.65 - Stephen McKee (NZ)
3.20 - Kieran McKee (NZ)
no third place
not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 1.00 - Clyde Riddoch (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 3.00 - Murray Andersen (NZ)
1.90 - Eugene Paea (NZ)
no third place
2.20 - Wilma Perkins (AU)
2.20 - Joanne Andersen (NZ)
1.50 - Sharyn Herd (NZ)
1996 not contested not contested
1994 3.00 - Murray Andersen (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 3.60 - Kenneth Priestley (AU)
3.60 - Glenn Powell (AU)
2.70 - Thomas Hancock (AU)
not contested
1982 1.30 - E Culver (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
  M50 W50
CR 3.10 - Jim McGrath (AU) 1982
3.10 - Tim McGrath (AU) 2014
2.30 - Wilma Perkins (AU) 2002
NZ Rec 3.71 - Stephen McKee (2010) 2.31 - Anne Goulter (2017)
WLG Rec 3.81 - Robin Ball no record
2019 not contested 2.40 - Delwyn Smith (NZ)
no second or third place
2018 3.05 - Andy Richardson (NZ)
no second or third place
1.75 - Delwyn Smith (NZ)
no second or third place
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 3.10 - Tim McGrath (AU)
2.80 - George Jankowski (AU)
no third place
not contested
2012 2.90 - Dave Rondon (NZ)
2.60 - Brian Curry (NZ)
1.70 - Norman White (AU)
not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 1.40 - Geoff Bramley (AU)
1.10 - Grant Stewart (AU)
no third place
not contested
2006 not contested not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 2.50 - Bob Banens (AU)
2.00 - John Neale (AU)
no third place
2.30 - Wilma Perkins (AU)
no second or third place
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 3.08 - John Bradley [IE]
not contested
not contested
1996 not contested 1.50 - Raewyn Rooney (NZ)
no second or third place
1994 2.10 - John Reynolds (AU)
no second or third place
2.00 - Raewyn Rooney (NZ)
no second or third place
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 3.00 - James McGrath (AU)
2.55 - Harry Wynhoven (AU)
1.95 - Victor Marks (NZ)
not contested
1982 3.10 - James McGrath (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
  M55 W55
CR 3.05 - Mark Lett (NZ) 2018 2.20 - Wilma Perkins (AU) 2006
NZ Rec 3.30 - Murray Andersen (2003) 2.40 - Anne Goulter (2018)
WLG Rec 2.40 - Gary Rawson (2016) no record
2019 3.10 - Mark Lett (NZ)
2.70 - Dave Varley (AU)
no third place
not contested
2018 3.05 - Mark Lett (NZ)
2.75 - Paul Davies (NZ)
2.25 - Tarmo Rajasaari (NZ)
1.90 - Alison Newall (NZ)
1.80 - Robyn Suttor (AU)
no third place
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 not contested not contested
2012 not contested not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 2.20 - Vasyl Shuter (AU)
1.90 - Wayne Sabransky (AU)
1.80 - Tom Montague (AU)
not contested
2006 3.00 - Murray Andersen (NZ)
2.20 - Jos Pols (NZ)
no third place
2.20 - Wilma Perkins (AU)
no second or third place
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 2.20 - Selwyn Hawken (AU)
no second or third place
1.90 - Lois Anderson (NZ)
no second or third place
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 2.20 - Brian Senior (NZ)
2.00 - Lance Smith (NZ)
no third place
not contested
1996 not contested not contested
1994 not contested not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 2.10 - L Carter (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
  M60 W60
CR 3.00 - Bob Barclay (AU) 2002 2.30 - Wilma Perkins (AU) 2010
NZ Rec 3.20 - Mark Judge(2018) 1.60 - Aggie Boxall (2019)
WLG Rec 2.05 - J Powell no record
2019 1.50 - Niel Ensby (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 1.70 - John Neale (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
2012 1.80 - Jos Pols (NZ)
1.30 - Greg Wilson (AU)
no third place
not contested
2010 not contested 2.30 - Wilma Perkins (AU)
no second or third place
2008 1.75 - Selwyn Hawken (AU)
no second or third place
1.90 - Lyndsey Cattermole (AU)
no second or third place
2006 3.20 - John Bradley [IE]
2.10 - Alister Wilson (NZ)
1.99 - Selwyn Hawken (AU)
1.80 - Peter McWilliams (AU)
not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 3.00 - Rob Barclay (AU)
3.00 - Ken Priestley (AU)
2.60 - Jim Poulter (AU)
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 1.80 - Noel Jones (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
1996 1.60 - Pat Maye (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
1994 2.00 - Colin O'Brien (NZ)
no second or third place
1.50 - Ngawini Pepene (NZ)
no second or third place
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 not contested not contested
  M65 W65
CR 2.70 - Geoff Shaw (AU) 2014 no record
NZ Rec 2.70 - Murray Andersen (2003) 1.70 - Anne Deleiros (2017)
WLG Rec 2.16 - E Drummond (1989) no record
2019 not contested not contested
2018 not contested 1.80 - Wilma Perkins (AU)
no second or third place
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 2.70 - Geoff Shaw (AU)
2.50 - Tom Barber (AU)
2.00 - Greg Wilson (AU)
not contested
2012 2.20 - John Elwyn Bradley [IE]
1.80 - David Anstiss (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2010 1.60 - Ivan Sobotha [IE]
not contested
not contested
2008 not contested not contested
2006 2.41 - Brian Senior (NZ)
1.85 - Noel Jones (NZ)
no third place
not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 2.40 - Ron Johnson (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 2.10 - Ron Johnson (NZ)
1.90 - Charlie Deacon (NZ)
1.80 - Pat Maye (AU)
not contested
1996 not contested not contested
1994 2.30 - Rudi Hochreiter (AU)
1.70 - Leonard Childs (AU)
no third place
not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 not contested not contested
  M70 W70
CR 2.50 - Jim Poulter (AU) 2014 no record
NZ Rec 2.40 - Ron Johnson (2002) no record
WLG Rec 1.40 - Bill Nicholson (1995) no record
2019 2.70 - George Schillinger (AU)
2.25 - David Anstiss (NZ)
1.40 - Selwyn Hawken (AU)
not contested
2018 1.95 - David Anstiss (NZ)
1.75 - Ian Cole (AU)
no third place
not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 2.50 - Jim Poulter (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
2012 2.10 - Brian Senior (NZ)
2.00 - Rob McGregor (NZ)
1.80 - Colin Robbie (AU)
not contested
2010 2.10 - Brian Senior (NZ)
2.00 - Donald Chambers (AU)
1.50 - Noel Jones (AU)
not contested
2008 1.90 - Aneurin Evans (AU)
1.80 - Trevor Cowley (NZ)
1.50 - Donald Chambers (AU)
not contested
2006 2.20 - Ron Johnson (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 1.60 - Hector Mein (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 2.10 - Rudi Hochreiter (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
1996 1.60 - Leonard Childs (AU)
no second or third place
not contested
1994 not contested not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 not contested not contested
  M75 W75
CR 1.90 - Donald Chambers (AU) 2014 no record
NZ Rec 2.10 - Ron Johnson (2007) no record
WLG Rec 1.40 - Bill Nicholson no record
2019 not contested not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 1.90 - Donald Chambers (AU)
1.20 - Kana Nathan (AU)
no third place
not contested
2012 not contested not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 1.20 - Colin O'Brien (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2006 1.70 - Bill Newton (NZ)
1.60 - Hector Mein (NZ)
no third place
not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 1.60 - Max McKay (AU)
1.50 - Wallace Opperman (NZ)
no third place
not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 1.10 - Dennis Sibley (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
1996 not contested not contested
1994 not contested not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 not contested not contested
  M80 W80
CR 1.45 - Wallace Opperman (NZ) 2006 no record
NZ Rec 1.60 - Ron Johnson (2015) no record
WLG Rec no record no record
2019 not contested not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 not contested not contested
2012 not contested not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 1.30 - Wallace Opperman (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2006 1.45 - Wallace Opperman (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 not contested not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 not contested not contested
1996 not contested not contested
1994 not contested not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 not contested not contested
  M85 W85
CR 1.00 - Wallace Opperman (NZ) 2012 no record
NZ Rec 1.50 - Ron Johnson (2017 & 2018) no record
WLG Rec no record no record
2019 not contested not contested
2018 not contested not contested
2015 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2014 not contested not contested
2012 1.00 - Wallace Opperman (NZ)
no second or third place
not contested
2010 not contested not contested
2008 not contested not contested
2006 not contested not contested
2004 no pole vault held no pole vault held
2002 not contested not contested
2000 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1998 not contested not contested
1996 not contested not contested
1994 not contested not contested
1992 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1990 no pole vault held no pole vault held
1988 results unavailable results unavailable
1986 not contested not contested
1984 not contested not contested
1982 not contested not contested
These lists will be completed if we can locate missing results for 1988.

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