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Brandon Richards Sets National Vault Record

July 12, 1985

Brandon Richards of San Marcos High in Santa Barbara pole-vaulted 18 feet 2 inches Thursday night in an all-comers meet at Eugene, Ore., to set a national high school record.

Richards, who is the son of two-time Olympic pole vault champion Bob Richards, broke the old mark of 18-1 set by Joe Dial of Marlow, Okla., in 1981. Dial is the current American record-holder at 19-2.

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