Brian Sternberg...19-year-old sophomore of the University of Washington (Saturday, 27 April) set a world outdoor pole vault record at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the American East Coast.
Exterior shot stadium
Army guy sign Plymale
Plymale jumps, misses
CU of Cruz getting ready
Cruz jumps misses
MS getting ready & Steinberg
CU Getting ready Steinberg
Runs and jumps and makes it
Steinberg CU puts on jacket
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Background: Brian Sternberg...19-year-old sophomore of the University of Washington (Saturday, 27 April) set a world outdoor pole vault record at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the American East Coast.He vaulted sixteen feet, five inches.
The scene was Franklin Field...the sixty-ninth running of the Penn Relays.More than 37-thousand track and field fans jammed the stadium for the games.The event that always captures such attention is the pole vault...and yesterday was no exception.Here...Richard Plymale, of West Point, tries his hand...without much success.Another competitor was Rolando Cruz...a junior at Villanova.Cruze gets ready to take a crack at sixteen and a half feet.But he, too, fails to skim the lofty upright.(HOLD TO END OF SCENE).Finally, Sternberg had his turn.He was after the recognized record of sixteen, two and a half feet, set last June by Penti Nikula, of Finland...and an unofficial sixteen, four...vaulted on April 10th by John Pennel, of Northeastern Louisiana.On his first try, he soared sixteen feet one inch.On this one...he got the record.(HOLD TO END OF SCENE).
Sternberg's feat overshadowed other results at the games...relay victories by Fordham and Michigan State.He tried later to reach the sixteen-seven mark...but was happy to settle for his sixteen-five.