An Oxford native, Kendricks out-dueled 10 other elite collegiate vaulters which ended in a final showdown with Japan’s Seito Yamamoto. Kendricks cleared every bar on the first attempt from his opening height of 5.0 meters (16-4.75)
through 5.60 meters (18-4.5) to lead the competition.
Yamamoto was the only other man to clear 18-4.5, doing so on his third and final attempt at that height. Both men missed all three tries at 18-8.25, giving Kendricks the victory.