Lafayette Native Mondo Duplantis Breaks More Pole Vaulting Records [Video]
Lafayette High junior Armand "Mondo" Duplantis is known around the globe for his incredible pole vaulting skills.
Last month, Duplantis set an all-time national high school, age group and meet record in the pole vault at the New Balance National Indoor Championships on Saturday in New York City. (watch his record setting pole vault here)
Last week at the Texas Relays in Austin, Duplantis cleared a ridiculous 19 feet, 4.25 inches (or 5.90 meters), shattering his own world junior record by 10 cm.
At 17 years old, Mondo is better than college pole vaulters and many of the best pros in the world. For context, his 5.90 meter pole vault last weekend was better than the bronze medalist in pole vault at the last Summer Olympics in 2016.
He's also the "And 1" baller of pole vaulting. Check out his segway trick!