John Altendorf ups M65 world indoor record at Pole Vault Summit
World champion John Altendorf took fourth Saturday in the masters event at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada. But at 66, he was king of the hill by clearing 3.86 meters (12-8) and crushing the listed M65 world indoor record of 3.72 (12-2 1/2) by fellow American Arthur Parry in 2011. (John jumped an unratified 3.80 (12-5 1/2) a year ago in Oregon and also a cool 3.70 in March 2011.) John also holds the listed M65 outdoor record of 3.89 (12-9) . Overall winner Tom Williams beat longtime vault star Gary Hunter at the Pole Vault Summit as both cleared 4.02 meters (13-2 1/4) at the annual jumpfest. See masters (and other) results here.