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Author: Thevaultermag

Even Higher Ground

ITHACA, NY — Back in 2017, I wrote a story entitled “Higher Ground,” in which I profiled Nick John, a high school pole vaulter attempting to make a comeback after a hip injury. I wrote that Nick – then a senior at Ithaca High – came from an athletic family…

Bhastekar pole vault win

FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback Etamar Bhastekar won the pole vault with a clearance of 17 feet, 0.75 inches and Kieran Taylor posted a runner-up time of 1 minute, 16.86 seconds in the 600m to highlight performances by Arkansas during the Wooo Pig Classic held in the Randal Tyson Track Center. “We’ve…

A day of reckoning – Olympian EJ Obiena

The financial brouhaha involving Olympian EJ Obiena and his national federation, the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa), has taken a really ugly turn no one saw coming. And a source from the athletic body privy to the investigation revealed that because of the involvement of taxpayer money, there’s…