Hooker keeps his powder dry

Steve Hooker has claimed his powers of persuasion played a decisive role in his qualification for the London Olympics men’s pole vault final. The reigning…

Holliday bows out undaunted

LONDON — Former Oregon standout Becky Holliday bowed out of the pole vault competition after clearing two heights at the London Olympics on Monday, but…

Going for the Gold

For one brief track and field season, I held the pole vault record at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey: 8 feet,…