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Sam Kendricks competes to win in the men's pole vault for the Americas at the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup.

A different group of athletes with Olympic aspirations will be in Omaha’s Capitol District Aug. 1 for a street meet.

Six of the nation’s top male and female pole vaulters will participate in the first Capitol District Pole Vault event.

Known internationally as a street vault, the competition will take place less than one week after the USA Track and Field outdoor national championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

This street event will take place just over 10 months before USA Swimming brings the United States Olympic Swimming Trials to the CHI Health Center for the fourth time since 2008.

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While no one in the Capitol District Pole Vault will automatically qualify for the Tokyo Games from this event, some of the participants are aiming to do just that at the 2020 USATF Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

The entire field won’t be released until later this summer, but Lindsay Toussant of the Omaha Sports Commission said that one medalist from the 2016 Rio Olympics is scheduled to participate.

Sam Kendricks is the reigning world champion and won the bronze medal for the United States in Rio. The 26-year-old Kendricks, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, is one of just 22 vaulters in the history of the event who has cleared six meters, or 19 feet, 8¼ inches.

The Oxford, Mississippi, native is off to a fast start again this season with three victories in the IAAF’s Diamond League meets. At the FBK Games in Hengelo, the Netherlands, Kendricks stole the show by clearing 19-4¾ to top the meet record of 19-4¼ set by Russia’s Sergey Bubka in 1992.

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Sam Kendricks competes during the men’s pole vault event at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

In case the conditions are right for a jump of that magnitude in the Capitol District, the competition is sanctioned by both USATF and the International Association of Athletics Federation.

There will be a vault clinic for high school-aged students July 31 beginning at 10 a.m. A high school invitational for Nebraska and western Iowa vaulters will begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 1 before the elite vaulter competition begins at 6 p.m.

Area businesses are planning promotions to support the event, including a VIP section near the vaulting area. The runway will go west to east toward the Marriott hotel where visitors can watch the event from their balconies, as can Capitol District residents.

The event will be free to the public. The sports commission is partnering with the Open Door Mission on a food drive for which people are invited to bring a nonperishable food item in lieu of the cost of a ticket.