At center, Lee Barnes, a U.S.C. vaulter, is captured falling through the air after he crosses over the bar during a record-setting vault attempt. His body is angled towards camera and facing the ground. He stretches an arm over his head as he passes behind the bar. In front of him, the bar stands at center. On the ground, another athlete stands near the left edge and watches Barnes' jump. Another man stands with his back to camera at center. In the distance, the field stretches back towards the stadium's seats, which line the background.