Track & Field: Exercise in Physics

Springtime is full of transitory delights: the rookie who bats .400 in May and learns all about curves in June, the horse that wins six straight in California but turns out to be allergic to bluegrass in Kentucky. Fred Hansen's destiny seems more secure, if for no other reason than the fact that it has taken him years to get much of anywhere at all. A virtual unknown when he showed up for the big spring meets, Pole Vaulter Hansen, 23, startled track experts by leaping 17 ft. 1 in. in Houston last...

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