Sport: Please Be Good

The first man to clear 15 ft. in the pole vault, Cornelius Warmerdam. went on to jump 15 ft. 71 in. and set a record that stood for 15 years. The first man to clear 16 ft. was John Uelses. He did it in 1962, but today he is just one of the gang. Outfitted with twangy new fiber glass poles, skivvy-suited acrobats are soaring to unexplored heights almost every week. In Toronto, a West Virginia public relations man named Dave Tork rocketed 16 ft. 2% in. and claimed a new indoor world record. The very next night, in Portland. Ore.,...

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