Lions athlete wins pole vault at Jamaican National Championships
A&M-Commerce pole vaulter K'Don Samuels continued his stellar athletic year, this time in his home country, where he recently won the pole vault at the Jamaican National Championships.
His vault of 4.95 meters (16-2.75 feet) was good enough to win the meet, and likely qualifies him for the upcoming Commonwealth Games which begin July 23 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Samuels, who has been a member of the Jamaican national team since 2008, is currently ranked as one of the top 300 pole vaulters in the world for this season, setting a school record with a vault of 5.30 meters at the NCAA Division II Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich.
That vault earned Samuels, who transferred to A&M-Commerce this season, all-America honors at the meet. He was one of nine outdoor all-Americans for the Lions this season.