When a Rake Was a Component of Pole Vaulting?

805-43 - St. George's School - Sports Day May 1939 Dominion Photo

CVA 805-43 – St. George’s School – Sports Day. May 1939. Dominion Photo.

This is something I don’t recall seeing in recent track and field days: a dude standing next to a pole vaulter with a rake at the ready! Gotta love those stripy jackets with short pants! (Presumably, the rake was to smooth out the soil after a vaulter had finished his turn).

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2 Responses to When a Rake Was a Component of Pole Vaulting?

  1. Daniel says:

    Might also be used to rake up loose teeth in case of misjudged take-offs. 😉

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