Former Arkansas State Vaulter Sets New American record: Jeff Hartwig reaches new heights for USA Track and Field
Published: 3/11/2002 11:12:00 PM
Jeff Hartwigs amazing 2002 indoor season continued over the weekend as he set the American record in the pole vault on two occasions at two different meets. This marks the third time this season that Hartwig has set the American record.
On Saturday Hartwig bettered his previous standard by clearing 6.01m/19-8.5 on his third attempt in Bad Oinhausen, Germany. On Sunday Hartwig did it again by soaring over 6.02m/19-9 at the HIS Indoor Meeting in Sindelfingen, Germany. With
his performance, Hartwig becomes the second-best indoor pole vaulter of all time, trailing only world record holder Sergey Bubka of Ukraine.
Hartwig first set the American record this year on February 25 with a clearance of 6.00 meters/19 feet, 8.25 inches, bettering the standard of 5.96m/19-6.5 set by Lawrence Johnson in winning the 2001 U.S. Indoor Championship.
courtesy USA Track and Field