Saturday, March 8, 2008

Brad Walker advances to finals of World Indoor Championships

Pole vaulter Brad Walker inched closer to a possible defense of his world title today, as he cleared a season best of 18-8 1/4 (5.70 m) to advance to Sunday's finals at the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Valencia, Spain.

Walker, who won this meet two years ago in Moscow, Russia, cleared 18-8 1/4 on his second attempt, after opening the competition at 18-2 1/2.

The former University of Washington standout is one of seven men, including fellow American Derek Miles, to successfully navigate the automatic qualifying height of 18-8 1/4.

Speaking to afterwards, Walker remarked, "It (qualifying competition) was long and drawn out but I made it through and that's all that matters."

Complete results from this morning's qualifying round are posted here.

The finals of the men's pole vault will be held Sunday at 8:00 am Seattle time (4:00 pm, Valencia time), and will be shown live on and on a delayed basis on the Versus network.

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