Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 3, 1904
Date Finished: September 3, 1904
Format: Final only.
Of the top American vaulters, only H. L. Gardner, 1903 IC4A and 1904 AAU champion, and Stanford's Norman Dole, a former world record holder though never the winner of a major title, were missing. Also missing was France's [Fernand Gonder], who in June had broken Dole's world record.
The bar was apparently raised 3" for each new height. At 11'3", five vaulters remained: [Charles Dvorak], [LeRoy Samse], [Lou Wilkins], [Ward McLanahan], and [Claude Allen]. Only Dvorak was able to clear 11'3), clinching the victory, and he also made 11'6), before missing three attempts at a new world record of 12'2). The other four began a jump-off at 10'9), which all made. Allen and McLanahan then missed 11', while Wilkins and Samse made that, and also 11'3). In a second series of jump-offs, McLanahan defeated Allen and Samse defeated Wilkins.
|1||Charles Dvorak||25||United States||USA||Gold||3.50||11-6||OR|
|2||LeRoy Samse||20||United States||USA||Silver||3.35||11-0||OR|
|3||Lou Wilkins||21||United States||USA||Bronze||3.35||11-0||OR|
|4||Ward McLanahan||21||United States||USA||3.35||11-0||OR|
|5||Claude Allen||19||United States||USA||3.35||11-0||OR|
|6||Walter Dray||18||United States||USA|