Street Pole Vault 2020 brings Bunbury community together

Six of the world's best athletes headed to Bunbury for the 2020 Street Pole Vault extravaganza on January 11.

Organised by Go Geo and Athletics WA, the event saw a bustling crowd gather outside the Burlington Hotel on Victoria Street.

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Nina Kennedy clashed with IAAF World Under 20 representative Lauren Hyde-Cooling in the women's competition.

Hyde-Cooling achieved a new Personal Best, before Kennedy claimed the women's title with a leap of 4.31 metres.

Finnish national champion Tomas Wecksten went up against Australian Olympic athlete Kurtis Marschall, IAAF Continental Cup representative Stephen Clough, and Commonwealth Games athlete Angus Armstrong in the men's division.

Armstrong took home the men's title with a leap of 5.51m.

Event co-ordinator Dylan Panizza thanked the athletes, spectators, volunteers, and sponsors involved for their overwhelming support.

"The event was a real success. It delivered a really positive atmosphere, which is what we set out to achieve," he said.

All proceeds from the event's T-shirt sales will go to the bushfire appeal.

IAAF Continental Cup representative Stephen Clough. Photo: Chris Tate.

IAAF Continental Cup representative Stephen Clough. Photo: Chris Tate.

Hundreds of spectators turned out to catch the 2020 Street Pole Vault event on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Chris Tate.

Hundreds of spectators turned out to catch the 2020 Street Pole Vault event on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Chris Tate.

IAAF World Under 20 representative Lauren Hyde-Cooling. Photo: Chris Tate.

IAAF World Under 20 representative Lauren Hyde-Cooling. Photo: Chris Tate.