WWU's Guidon takes fourth in men's pole vault in Bulgaria


Western Washington University track and field athlete Thomas Guidon placed fourth in the men's pole vault Thursday, Aug. 1, at the 22nd Summer Deaflympics being held in Vasil Levski Stadium at Sofia, Bulgaria.

Representing the United States, Guidon cleared 14-5. He completed his collegiate eligibility in May, lettering four years for the Vikings in outdoor track and three seasons in indoor track.

At WWU, Guidon had career bests of 14-9 outdoors and 14-1 1/4 indoors. In 2013, he tied for second at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships and placed third at the league indoor championships.

Guidon, an education major at WWU, also competed in the 2009 Deaflympics held at Chinese Taipei.

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