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MALL VAULT: Fan And Athlete Favorite

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From grocery stores to shopping malls, fans don't know what or where the Drake Relays will strike next.

It was a full house at the Jordan Creek Town Center for the mall vault Wednesday evening.

World record holder Renaud Lavilleni didn’t disappoint clearing 18-feet-8-and-three-quarter-inches. Yarsley Silva won the women's pole vault.

But they’re not the only ones hitting the heights. The event, now in its fifth year, saw a huge crowd.

The athletes say they also enjoy the novelty and the atmosphere the mall event brings.

“The atmosphere is quite special and the place is just amazing,” the Olympic gold medalist Frenchman Renaud Lavilleni told Channel 13.