Highest vaulting family?

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Unread postby hallvaulter » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:32 pm

yea, it prolly will be closer...this will be fun to look at someday when we are done vaulting, hopefully we will both jump higher than our dads!
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Unread postby ChristopherWalkin » Tue May 09, 2006 9:25 pm

Dane Fox 15' 0"

Lance Fox (dad) 17' 5"

Ted Fox (grandpa) 13'10" on bamboo ;)
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Unread postby tigervaulter727 » Sun May 21, 2006 5:46 pm

Ask Kirk Cooper (CO),,, his lil brother, dad, and grandpa are/were awesome... haha

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Unread postby vault3rb0y » Sun May 21, 2006 9:44 pm

its kinda cheating to say immediate family, there has to be a limit like mom, dad, boy, and girl. Otherwise you will get 8 sibling families each jumping 10 feet, poof 100' combined.
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Unread postby hallvaulter » Sun May 21, 2006 10:03 pm

I think Father-Son and Mother-Daughter is the fun one to look at
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Unread postby vault3rb0y » Sun May 28, 2006 12:40 pm

i wish my mom pole vaulted.... lol that would be insane. I think Bubka and Dragila should have kids, and see how high they can set the highest pole vaulting family record at. Haha, about 65 feet.
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Unread postby AP » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:51 pm

I'm a close friend of the Johnsons, you guys are leaving out his brother Tim who had the national H.S record before he went on to southern to vault in the 17's.

My family:
Grandpa Charles Pierson: 13'1 in 1952
Dad: 12'6 as a sophmore in 1974
Older Brother Kev: 14'6 in H.S
Me: 18'1
Cousins are sophomore in the 12's

I'm pretty damn impressed w/ the Buller and Johnson family on the genetics though. Looks like their offspring will fair well in the future

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Unread postby newPVer » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:09 am

my family, me 12'
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Unread postby OUvaulterUSAF » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:14 pm

The 5 Gensic brothers and dad out of Indiana probably have the highest:

Jake 17' 0.75"
Paul 18' 1"
Ben 16' 4.75"
Sam 14' 3"
Matt 14' 6"
Dad 8' 6"

Total:
88' 9.5"
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Unread postby EIUvltr » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:31 pm

VAVAULTER wrote:I think you are right.

Jan 17-8 ?
Chel 15-0
Clay 16-5

49'-1"

clay and chelsea's cousin

she jumped 11- something


Waaaaaaaaaay off.
Jan 18
Tim 17 (His brother who had the national indoor record in the early 70s with 16-7 at Bloom high school in Chicago)
Chelsea 15
And if you are referring to Thea Johnson, she played field hockey, I don't believe she ever vaulted, unless she had a cousin on Jani's side who I don't know about.

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Re: Highest vaulting family?

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:42 am

^bump

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Re: Highest vaulting family?

Unread postby VaultPurple » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:00 am

So I may be wrong here but I think I have the top 3 Father-Son duos right now. I have a feeling the totals will get a little higher in the next few years as the son's begin to catch the fathers.

First: Greg Duplantis (5.80m) + Andreas Duplantis (5.25m) = 11.05m

Second: Randy Hall (5.55m) + Hunter Hall (5.42m) = 10.97m

Third: Dean Starkey (5.92m) + Garrett Starkey (5.03m) = 10.95m


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