Chuck and Phil Milliman of Sequim are getting up there. And no, that isn’t a comment on their respective ages.

The duo swept the pole vault events at the Birmingham 2017 National Senior Games in Alabama earlier this month, with both earning top-five all-time seniors games marks.

Chuck, an 85-year-old retired minister who didn’t pick up running until he was in his 40s and has since completed his own “ultra” runs, cleared the 5-foot 8-inch mark to take the third-best Senior Games 85-89 division mark of all time. Arizonians Carl Wafford (1997) and Donald Pellman (2001) share the record of 6 feet.

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