Hartwig Breaks U.S. Pole Vault Mark
ATLANTA (AP) _ Jeff Hartwig broke his American indoor record in the pole vault, clearing 19 feet, 5 inches, on his third and final attempt in the USA Championships at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.
Hartwig’s performance surpassed the mark of 19-4 3/4 he set last month in Reno, Nev.
One other American, Billy Olson, has vaulted higher than Hartwig indoors, but his leap of 19-5 1/2 in East Rutherford, N.J., in 1986 was not approved.