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Men 60-69 from Nationals - A Big Congrats to master!!

Unread postby vaultmd » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:19 am

A new WR by master:

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M60 Pole Vault
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    60 USATF: * 4.02m
    Name                     Age Team                    Finals
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Finals
  1 Altendorf, John          M64 Raising The              4.04m*  13-03.00
  2 Hardison, Steve          M60 Golden West              3.70m   12-01.50
  3 Kilpelainen, Matti       M64 Unattached               3.50m   11-05.75 1-1
  4 Phillips, Dennis         M64 Unattached               3.50m   11-05.75 2-2
  5 Bonnett, Larry           M61 Unattached               3.10m   10-02.00
  6 Andrews, James           M61 Unattached               3.00m    9-10.00
  7 Wuest, Gary              M64 Christian Te             2.60m    8-06.25
 -- Whitson, John            M60 Unattached                  NH
Event 770  M65 Pole Vault
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    65 USATF: * 3.78m
    Name                     Age Team                    Finals
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  1 Johnston, Joe            M66 Florida Athl             3.20m   10-06.00
  2 Hotaling, Bruce          M66 Unattached               3.00m    9-10.00
  3 Booth, Howard            M66 Unattached               2.60m    8-06.25
 -- Stempel, Dennis          M66 Unattached                  NH
 -- Warr, Steven             M69 Unattached                  NH
 -- Ribbel, Arthur           M68 North Coast                 NH

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Re: Men 60-69 from Nationals - A Big Congrats to master!!

Unread postby KirkB » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:26 am

Wow! Nice going John ... again! :yes:

You keep this up, and you'll be surpassing Bubka in number of WRs!

Seriously, what's the count at now?

Can't wait to see the vid!

Did you remember to wear your helmet this time? ;)

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Unread postby souleman » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:47 pm

Great job John! I'm so puling for you to beat that lifetime best. You're only 3 and a half inches away. Right? Super job.
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Unread postby tsorenson » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:09 pm

Nice work John! Hope to see you guys soon!
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Unread postby vaultwest » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:08 pm

I would also like to congratulate John. I have been watching him jump all summer and he is really vaulting at a high level, I believe he has been consistently clearing 13' at every meet and practice for the last couple of months so I think even bigger jumps will be in his future. I think one of the more interesting facts about John's jumping is that he is 64 years old. So as he continues to get better he will be heading into a new age class, so lookout to all the 65 year old vaulters, here he comes. It seems to me that it is pretty rare for anyone to be bettering world records in one age group as they are preparing to move into the next age group. Just another amazing fact about John's jumping.
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Re: Men 60-69 from Nationals - A Big Congrats to master!!

Unread postby master » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Thanks everyone. It was a long hot day, but I'm very pleased to have jumped well, achieving a record, at a National Championships. I stuck with my competition plan of attempting 3.50, 3.70, 3.90 then 4.04. Each height was made on my first attempt. I moved through 3 poles ending on a 14' 160 carbon that Dan West loaned me. Videos of my vaults can be downloaded here.

Through some kind of an oversight, USATF didn't post this as a record made in any of their press releases, but that may be corrected. (EDIT Tom Surber, USATF Media Information Manager, has updated the "News" page for the day of my competition to include this record.) I was beginning to think there might be a problem with accepting it as a record, but I don't think that will be the case. After all, Wilson (vaultMD) supervised the whole process of measuring and standards setting. ;) Thanks Wilson. :yes:
KirkB wrote:Seriously, what's the count at now? .... Did you remember to wear your helmet this time? ;)
By my count, this is the 10th. And yes, I did wear my helmet for every vault.

Thanks to everyone along the way that has helped me by coaching, taking videos and providing support and encouragement. Hopefully soon I will get a listing up on my website of all these people. My special thanks to Dan West (vaultwest) who over the past several years has been a great coach and friend.


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Re: Men 60-69 from Nationals - A Big Congrats to master!!

Unread postby vaultmd » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:09 pm

The paperwork may have been delayed by a lack of signatures. When I showed up to compete the next day (I scratched because my leg was jacked up) Dick Moss chased me down for mine.

I was honored to sign it for master's record.

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Re: Men 60-69 from Nationals - A Big Congrats to master!!

Unread postby belmore » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:06 pm

that is outstanding, congratulations young man. I hope to see you jump someday.
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Re: Men 60-69 from Nationals - A Big Congrats to master!!

Unread postby Bubba PV » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:55 pm

John, I'm very suprised to see that you did not comment that this was the highest that you have jumped with a helmet. Remember, in Kamloops you FORGOT to put it on when you jumped 4.05m. :D Bubba

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