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  • Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

    I was at the Golden West invite today and two national high school records were set in the pole vault today!

    Not Too Shabby!

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    Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

    There is a link to the GWI results on the T&FN site.

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    • #3
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      Old vaulter, I'm trying to figure out who you are. Did you happen to grow up in a logging town but now work as a firefighter? Just curious, I may be completely off. By the way Skipper may have made 18-6 but apparently his bigger poles didn't make it to Sacramento. I'm guessing he made the record height on 4.90m poles but needed 5m poles.

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      • #4
        Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

        First guess was wrong, but I'll
        >let you keep guessing for awhile..., but I'll
        >give you a few hints.

        I broke the old national
        >record, which had stood for six years, by
        >one-half inch. My national record at the Golden
        >West Invitational lasted less than a year before
        >it was broken by another vaulter. And here's
        >another (big) hint: The Golden West was still in
        >Los Angeles when I competed there.

        I was going to guess Paul WIlson, but I think that would still be off by a few years.

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        • #5
          Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

          Skipper's older brother, Art, still holds the American H.S. record for javelin. Tragically Art died 2 or 3 years ago.
          Are there other siblings to hold American H.S. records?

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          • #6
            Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

            Ahh, O.V., how much higher is the Claremont HS record after all these years?

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            • #7
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              old vaulter wrote:

              >Paul Wilson broke my record.>>

              I have to admit I had to cheat and look it up, cuz for the life of me I didn't know who had preceded Wilson (I guessed John Cramer, but that was wrong), and I won't blow OV's cover, but to illustrate just what happened to the vault in the early '60s, note that he set the HSR at 15-1/2 in 1963.

              In February of '64, Wilson (a junior) became only the third prep 15-footer ever, clearing 15-3. By the end of the year he was up to 16-0 and by the end of his senior year was up to 16-6 3/4. OV (no offense) had been relegated to oblivion. In two seasons his HSR was a foot and half in the rear view mirror.

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              • #8
                Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                I cheated too... I asked him who he was. I couldn't find any records online that went that far back for high school records!

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                • #9
                  Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                  From memory (I'm at work without any reference books), Jim Brewer was first HSer over 15ft, and the second was Marc Savage - I think

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                  • #10
                    Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                    From memory (I'm at work without any reference books), Jim Brewer was first HSer over 15ft, and the second was Marc Savage - I think

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                    • #11
                      Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                      pardon my disjointed memory. who was the up and coming vaulter - same era as wilson/seagren ... who was parlyzed via a trampolene accident. was it wilson?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                        OV aka MS, I looked you up and have actually heard of you! I vaulted in HS in the 60's, so that must be it. I have to contradict you: "right place at the right time" is grossly oversimplifying the fact that you were the 'best ever' when you vaulted.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                          surely you are not thinking of Brian Sternberg, who was a WR holder in the early 60's. He was not "up and coming", he was there !

                          If I have my years straight he was paralyzed in a trampoline accident in 1963. By the end of that year his WR of about 16' 7" had been boosted by Pennel to a shade over 17'.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                            surely you are not thinking of Brian Sternberg, who was a WR holder in the early 60's. He was not "up and coming", he was there !

                            If I have my years straight he was paralyzed in a trampoline accident in 1963. By the end of that year his WR of about 16' 7" had been boosted by Pennel to a shade over 17'.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Golden West Invite (National Records Pole Vault)

                              >pardon my disjointed memory. who was the up and
                              coming vaulter - same era as wilson/seagren ...
                              who was parlyzed via a trampolene accident. was
                              it wilson?<

                              No, it was Brian Sternberg.

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