The Meeting Indoor Madrid in 2019 has been the most exciting meet of the season. Mike Rodgers told me after the meet that Madrid was much more exciting than 2018 version.
Well, the crowd was into it. The announcers were keeping the meet light and taking the focus from event to event. The 60m sprints and 60m hurdles had the crowd pumped. The middle distance races had some fine Spanish athletes busting their butts to get the European standards.
The two finest events were the Women’s Triple Jump and Women’s Pole Vault.
Yoland Rojas took the WL to 14.92m, just within a short distance of the 15 meter mark. In second, Tori Franklin leaped 14.57m on her second attempt, setting the American record, inside and out, showing that Franklin has the talent to get that 15 meter mark.
In the pole vault, Anzelhika Siderova is rounding into shape, and her 4.86m, then, 4.91m, took the WL and showed her emerging presence for the 2019 European Indoor Championships.
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