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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nation's Best Pole Vault

ST. PETERSBURG () -- Igor Trandenkov set a national pole vault record of 6.01 meters and Svetlana Masterkova turned in a credible performance in the women's 1,500 meters at the Russian athletics championships.

Trandenkov, competing in windy weather in his native city, eclipsed by 1 centimeter the previous best achieved by Rodion Gataullin in Rome in 1993. Gataullin, 1994 European champion, failed to clear 5.50 meters along with Olympic champion Maxim Tarasov. Both made their attempts when the wind was particularly strong.