Vaulting for Gold

Air Force 1st Lt. Cale Simmons clears the bar in the men’s pole vault during the US Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., July 2, 2016. Two days later, the 2013 Air Force Academy grad secured a spot on the US Olympic team with a second-place finish in the finals. During the finals, Simmons cleared the bar at 5.65 meters, or 18 feet, 6.4 inches, just behind Army 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks, who cleared the bar at 5.91 meters, taking first place and setting an Olympic trials record, according to a .