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exas El Paso-Invit.
exas Tech Relays
F. Austin Invit.
klahoma State Invit.
one Star Conference
portliglot: Brad Pursley
Cloudy days make shadows disappear. On one such day,
Pursley sped clown the runway and elevated 18 feet,
The senior from from pit with
"I had a feeling I would he jumping high," said Parsley. "I
didn'r know how soon or how high."
Olson said he knew it was coming. "I've been trying to
talk him our of it for the past five years," said Glson, who
3 holds the world indoor record for the pole vault. "He finally
cd ' ' "
stopped listening to me.
Top: Dale Jenkins goes over
the bar to win the pole vault
competition at the SMU
meet. Lett: Charlie Phillips
. and Greg Johnson race
stride for stride during a
sprint race. Right: Getting
S some advice, Jenkins talks
S to ex-ACU pole vaulter Billy
L, Olson before Jenkins'
ct winning jump at SMU.
However, Pursiey disappeared into a fog after setting the
record. After rain postponed a meer in Arkansas that
featured him with Olson and former NCAA champion Earl
Bell, Parsley no-heighred in his next two meets, including
the prestigious Texas Relays.
He rebounded in time to finish second to Dale jenkins at
the Division II meer, and at the Division I meet in Houston
he vaulted 18-2M to finish third because of more misses.
"Brads got a problem with concentration," said Coach Don
Hood. "His body is one place and his mind is somewhere
else. I think he's in love." One cloudy day, however, his body
and mind were together, 18 feet, 1016 inches in the air - our
of the shadow and into the record books. -- Doug Ferguson
Men's Track f 205”