Brian Schloeder Makes Minnesota Boys Pole Vault History


History was made Tuesday night at the Rockford Last Chance meet when junior Brian Schloeder jumped 16' 0" in the pole vault to become the fourth Minnesota boy to jump 16 feet or higher all time and he also tied the Minnesota boys junior class record.

Schloeder took three attempts at 15' 0" and 15' 6" before clearing those heights on his last attempt, before attempting 16' 0". He took two shots at 16' 0" before clearing and took one attempt at 16' 3". 

Schloeder now ranks 4th all-time among all Minnesota boys in the pole vault. 

All-Time MN Boys Pole Vault Marks

1Jarod White16' 9"2022
2Calvin Ciganik16' 1.75"2018
3Grant Krieger16' 1.25"2013
4Brian Schloeder16' 0"2023
5Mitch Valli15' 11"2013

Alongside his #4 all-time mark, Schloeder tied the Minnesota boys junior class record held by current state record holder Jarod White. 

All-Time MN Boys Junior Pole Vault Marks

T-1Jarod White16' 0"2021
T-1Brian Schloeder16' 0"2023
3Mitch Valli15' 9"2012
4Calvin Ciganik15' 8.25"2017
T-5Lee Bares15' 6"2012
T-5Tyler Tappe15' 6"2013

Schloeder now ranks tied for 48th nationally in the pole vault this season among all boys and ranks tied for 13th for the class of 2024.