PORTLAND - Pole vaulting enthusiasts of all ages are invited to Oaks Park Saturday (July 23) for the Willamette River Striders second annual 'River Vault.'

The Oregon City-based Striders will be hosting the event - for youth and adult pole vaulters - in the grassy area adjacent to the Willamette River beginning at 10 a.m.

Four divisions are planned. Beginning male and female vaulters, with personal records of nine feet or less, will vault at 10 a.m.

Intermediate vaulters, with personal records of 9-7 to 12 feet, will compete at noon. Advanced vaulters (12-6 to 15 feet) are scheduled to go at it at 2:30 p.m.; elite vaulters (women with PR's of 13 feet and up, and men with PR's of 15-10 and up) will compete at 5 p.m.

The registration fee for vaulters is $30, which includes a ride bracelet, good for amusement park rides and roller skating. Registration will be accepted the day of the event.

Admission is free for spectators.

For additional information, contact David Lemen at 360-720-6705.

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