Coulon wins national title: Adam Coulon, 13, of Bloomington won the youth boys pole vault by clearing 14 feet, 1.25 inches in the USATF Junior Olympics at Wichita, Kan., July 28. Coulon, who won by nearly 17 inches, broke the youth boys meet record of 14-0.5 set by Bill Lange of Bridgewater, N.J., in 1977.
Coulon, a Tri-Valley eighth grader, failed to clear 14-6.5. He holds the age-13 world record of 14-4. His fellow Flying Dragons Pole Vault Club member, Taylor Kirby, placed third in the young women's vault at 12-7.5.