Wood Era (Ash, Hickory, Hazelwood, Etc)
6'0" George Von Busche GER 1789
8'3" Goerge Von Busche GER 1790
8'6" John Alcock GBR 1839
8'6" Robert Wilson GBR 1848
8'6" Henry Harrington GBR 1849
9'5" Henry Harrington GBR 1849
10'0" W.B. Gilbert AUS 1860
10'0" John F. Wheeler GBR 1866
10'0" Sydney Hyde GBR 1867
10'0" Robert Horne GBR 1867
10'0" Alfred Lubbock GBR 1868
10'1/2" W.F. Powell-Moore GBR 1868
10'6-1/4" Ronald C. Mitchell GBR 1868
10'7" Edwin Woodburn GBR 1873
10'7" William Kelsey GBR 1873
10'7" John Wigful GBR 1873
10'7" Edwin Woodburn GBR 1874
10'7" John Wigful GBR 1875
10'8-1/2" Charles Gaskin GBR 1876
10'10-3/4" Charles Gaskin GBR 1876
10'11-1/4" Charles Gaskin GBR 1877
11'3/4" Henry Kayll GBR 1877
11'3-3/4" Hugh Baxter USA 1887
11'5" Hugh Baxter USA 1887
Bamboo Era
11'5-3/8" Walter Rodenbaugh USA 1892
11'6-1/8" Raymond Clapp USA 1898
11'10-1/2" Raymond Clapp USA 1898
11'1-1/4" Norman Dole USA 1904
12'1-3/8" Fernand Gonder FRA 1904
12'3-1/4" Fernand Gonder FRA 1905
12'3-1/4" Leroy Samse USA 1906
12'4-7/8" Leroy Samse USA 1906
12'5-1/2" Walter Dray USA 1907
12'6-1/2" Walter Dray USA 1908
12'7-3/4" Alfred Gilbert USA 1908
12'8" Alfred Gilbert USA 1908
12'9-1/2" Walter Dray USA 1908
12'10-1/4" Leland Scott USA 1910
12'10-7/8" Leland Scott USA 1910
13'1" Robert Gardner USA 1912
I.A.A.F. era.
13'2-1/4" Marcus Wright USA 1912
13'3-9/16" Frank Foss USA 1919
13'5" Frank Foss USA 1920
13'6-1/4" Charles Hoff NOR 1922
13'7-7/8" Charles Hoff NOR 1923
13'9-3/4" Charles Hoff NOR 1923
13'10-1/4" Ralph Spearow USA 1924
13'10-1/2" Charles Hoff NOR 1925
13'11-1/2" Charles Hoff NOR 1925
14'0" Sabin Carr USA 1927
14'0" Lee Barnes USA 1928
14'0" Ward Edmonds USA 1928
14'1-1/2" Lee Barnes USA 1928
14'1-5/8" William Miller USA 1932
14'1-5/8" William Graber USA 1932
14'4-38" William Graber USA 1932
14'5-1/8" Keith Brown USA 1935
14'6" George Varoff USA 1936
14'7-3/8" William Sefton USA 1937
14'8-1/2" William Sefton USA 1937
14'8-1/2" Earle Meadows USA 1937
14'8-7/8" William Sefton USA 1937
14'11" William Sefton USA 1937
14'11" Earle Meadows USA 1937
15'0" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1940
15'1-1/8" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1940
15'2-5/8" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1941
15'4-1/4" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1941
15'5-3/4" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1941
15'6-7/8" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1942
15'7-3/4" Cornelius Warmerdam USA 1942
Metal Era
15'8-1/4" Robert Gutowski USA 1957
15'9-3/4" Robert Gutowski USA 1957
(Pole passsed under the bar)
15'9-1/4" Don Bragg USA 1960
Fiber Glass/Carbon Fiber Era
15'10-1/4" George Davies USA 1961
16'3/4" John Uelses USA 1962
16'2" David Tork USA 1962
16'2-1/2" Pentti Nikula FIN 1962
16'3" John Pennel USA 1963
16'4" John Pennel USA 1963
16'5" Brian Sternberg USA 1963
16'6-3/4" John Pennel USA 1963
16'7" Brian Sternberg USA 1963
16'8" Brian Sternberg USA 1963
16'8-3/4" John Pennel USA 1963
16'9" John Pennel USA 1963
16'10-1/4" John Pennel USA 1963
17'3/4" John Pennel USA 1963
17'1" Fred Hansen USA 1964
17'2" Fred Hansen USA 1964
17'4" Fred Hansen USA 1964
17'5-1/2" Robert Seagren USA 1966
17'5-1/2" Robert Seagren USA 1966
17'6-3/4" John Pennel USA 1966
17'6-1/4 John Pennel USA 1966
17'7" Robert Seagren USA 1968
17'10-1/4 John Pennel USA 1969
17'10-1/2" Wolfgang Nordwig GDR 1970
17'11" Wolfgang Nordwig GDR 1970
18'1/4" Christos Papnicolaou GRE 1970
18'1" Kjell Isaksson SWE 1972
18'2" Kjell Isaksson SWE 1972
18'2-1/2" Kjell Isaksson SWE 1972
18'4" Robert Seagren USA 1972
18'4" Kjell Isaksson USA 1972
18'5-3/4" Robert Seagren USA 1972
18'6-1/2" David Roberts USA 1975
18'7-1/4" Earl Bell USA 1976
18'8-1/4" David Roberts USA 1976
18'8-3/4" Mike Tully USA 1978
18'9-1/4" Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz POL 1980
18'10-1/2" Thierry Vigneron FRA 1980
18'10-1/2" Thierry Vigneron FRA 1980
18'11-1/4" Philippe Houvion FRA 1980
18'11-1/2" Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz POL 1980
19'1/4" Thierry Vigneron FRA 1981
19'3/4" Vladimir Polyakov URS 1981
19'1" Pierre Quinon FRA 1983
19'1-1/2" Thierry Vigneron FRA 1983
19'2-1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1984
19'3-1/2" Sergey Bubka URS 1984
19'4-1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1984
19'4-3/4" Thierry Vigneron FRA 1984
19'5-3/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1984
19'8-1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1985
19'8-3/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1986
19'9-1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1987
19'10-1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1988
19'10-3/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1988
19'11" Sergey Bubka URS 1991
19'11-1/2" Sergey Bubka URS 1991
19'11-3/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1991
20'1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1991
20'1/2" Sergey Bubka URS 1992
20'1" Sergey Bubka URS 1992
20'1-1/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1992
20'1-3/4" Sergey Bubka URS 1994
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