Watching the Diamond League Meet from Monaco today, I did a little research.

I don't know if anyone else is as frustrated as I am when there is a 5.96 meters Pole Vault attempt and I have to either: 1. Try to "ballpark the height" in my mind, or 2. Go online to find a Conversion Calculator to determine "feet / inches" conversion.

Most times I will come up with one that shows the conversion to be: 19.5588 feet. Wow, what a big help!!

Using the Metric Conversion Calculator I found, 5.96 meters equals: 19 Feet, 6 and 41/64 inches!!!

OK, we could round it down to the nearest 32nd!! But at least this is easier for me to understand; it's handy if you have a laptop available. The old T&FN conversion booklets were helpful; I lost mine!

One tip ... after entering the metric number ... TAB out & then hit CONVERT.

Here's the link: http://www.metric-conversions.org/lengt ... o-feet.htm

Another example: 6.0 Meters = 19 Feet, 8 and 7⁄32 inches ...