July 26, 2004 |
Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva broke the world record in the women's pole vault Sunday, clearing 16 feet, 1/2-inch at the Norwich Union International meet. Isinbayeva's record broke the previous mark of 16 feet by compatriot Svetlana Feofanova on July 4 at Iraklion, Greece. That broke Isinbayeva's record of 15-11 3/4 set in England on June 27. "It's crazy, it's amazing, it's fantastic," a giggling Isinbayeva said. "England is a lucky country for me," she said.
April 28, 1993 |
If Nicole Randall had one wish for this story, it would be that it didn't exist. Nothing personal, she says. She just thinks it would be nice if people could say "girls" and "pole-vaulting" in the same sentence without it being news. "It's so pitiful that it's even like this, that it should even be surprising that a girl pole-vaults," says Randall, a Fountain Valley senior. "I mean, I'd love it if they were to write, 'Oh! A guy pole-vaulted today!'
April 25, 1996
Foothill junior Erica Hoernig won the pole vault with a county record 11 feet in a Century League girls' track and field double dual meet Wednesday at Foothill High. Foothill defeated Canyon, 108-28, but lost to El Modena, 76-60. Hoernig's mark betters the county record she set Saturday at the Orange County Championships (10 feet 9 inches). The record has been bettered three times in the past two weeks. The previous record was held by Marina sophomore Katie Rorem (10-6).
November 14, 1992 |
Earle Meadows, a USC student when he won the gold medal in the pole vault at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, has died of natural causes in Ft. Worth at 79. Meadows won in Berlin by clearing 14 feet 3 1/4 inches on a bamboo pole. In 1937, he broke the world pole vault record twice. The two previous years, he had shared the NCAA pole vault title with Trojan teammate Bill Sefton. Meadows was on three USC teams that won NCAA championships--from 1935 through 1937.
November 3, 1994
The California Interscholastic Federation's State Executive Committee has recommended that the girls' pole vault be contested as a scoring event at the league, section and State championship level in the upcoming season. The recommendation was made by the CIF's federal council last week. A final vote will be taken at a council meeting Feb. 3. Although girls have participated in the pole vault during the past two seasons, the results did not count in team scoring.
February 22, 1993 |
Sergei Bubka broke his world indoor record in the pole vault Sunday, clearing 20 feet 2 inches during a meet in his hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. It was the 34th time that Bubka had set a pole vault record, indoors or outdoors, and the second time this year. It was the 19th time Bubka had set the indoor record, the most recent being on Feb. 13, when he cleared 20-1 3/4 in Lievin, France.