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John Pennel

Unread postby ccpvus » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:23 pm

Was looking thru some old lists from the 60's. Does anyone know anything about this vaulter? He was very good.

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Unread postby blazerunner121 » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:28 pm

He set a world record of 5.45m around june of 1969

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Unread postby ccpvus » Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:42 pm

John Pennel set the WR 9 times over a 6 to 7 year period. Only Bubka has set it more times (I think). He vaulted at NE Lousiana St. He was the first freshman to vault 15' (in nation or at his school ???). He was born in 1940 and died in 1993 (53 years young). He was the second vaulter over 5m and the first over 17'. If anyone has any other info. please post it.

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Unread postby KYLE ELLIS » Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:53 am

I thought old Warmedamer would be second on breaking worls records?
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Re: After searching the web...

Unread postby Beam » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:40 pm

ccpvus wrote:John Pennel set the WR 9 times over a 6 to 7 year period. Only Bubka has set it more times (I think). He vaulted at NE Lousiana St. He was the first freshman to vault 15' (in nation or at his school ???). He was born in 1940 and died in 1993 (53 years young). He was the second vaulter over 5m and the first over 17'. If anyone has any other info. please post it.


Better story is the gentleman that, in my opinion, would have beat him to the 17' barrier, Brian Sternberg. If you look at the records, Sternberg was neck to neck with Pannel through 5meters and up heading toward 17'.
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Unread postby lonestar » Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:47 pm

Beam wrote:
ccpvus wrote:John Pennel set the WR 9 times over a 6 to 7 year period. Only Bubka has set it more times (I think). He vaulted at NE Lousiana St. He was the first freshman to vault 15' (in nation or at his school ???). He was born in 1940 and died in 1993 (53 years young). He was the second vaulter over 5m and the first over 17'. If anyone has any other info. please post it.


Better story is the gentleman that, in my opinion, would have beat him to the 17' barrier, Brian Sternberg. If you look at the records, Sternberg was neck to neck with Pannel through 5meters and up heading toward 17'.


Not to make a bad pun or anything based on your post, but didn't Sternberg literally break his neck on a trampoline?
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Unread postby ccpvus » Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:59 am

Does anyone know how John Pennel died. He was only 53 when he passed away.

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Unread postby keulpv » Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:40 pm

I know that he had the first 17' jump in the dirty souf- Natchitoches, LA at Northwestern State. By the way, any friends who wondered where I am, I am back in East Texas where I belong, and I will be training and jumping from here again.

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Unread postby VTechVaulter » Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:59 pm

yes. brian sternberg broke his neck attempting a quadruple (pardon my spelling) backflip on a trampoline. he was paralyzed from the neck down.
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