Pole vault: EJ Obiena ties for 2nd in Poland tilt

Philippines' Ernest John Obiena in action during the men's pole vault. Johanna Geron, Reuters.
Philippines’ Ernest John Obiena in action during the men’s pole vault. Johanna Geron, Reuters.

EJ Obiena recovered from a subpar outing in Brussels last week with a solid performance at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial competition in Chorzów, Poland on Sunday.

Obiena shared second place with KC Lightfoot of the United States, as both athletes cleared 5.80 meters.

Another American, Chris Nilsen, took top honors by clearing 5.86 meters.

It took Obiena two tries to clear 5.80 meters, and then faltered at the 5.86-meter mark. He also tried to reset the national record by attempting to clear 5.92 meters, but failed twice.

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