Babits raises M45 indoor vault record to nearly 17 feet
Paul Babits, 47, vaulted 5.14 meters (16-10 1/4) indoors at the Brenda Lee pole vault meet yesterday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to a posting (probably by Paul) on mastersrankings.com. This would shatter his own M45 world indoor record of 5.01 (16-5 1/4) set six weeks ago (and reflected on the WMA records page). It also exceeds the listed M45 outdoor record of 5.10 (16-8 3/4) by that rascal Larry Jessee in 1997. I also notice that Pat Manson’s 5.36 (17-7) jump at Reno is now listed as the M40 world indoor record — even though Jeff Hartwig’s M40 season best of 5.70 (18-8 1/4) is listed by the IAAF. I guess the record application is still on a boat from Stuttgart.