Hartwig clears 6,00 to set new National record in Donetsk

Jeff Hartwig of the United States cleared the monumental 6 meters at the
traditional "Vaulting Stars" competition hosted by Sergei Bubka. This
height is now the new National record and the leading performance of the
Indoor season. The old U.S. record of 5,96 was held by Lawrence Johnson.
Hartwig owns a PR of 6,03 outdoors, and has now become the sixth member of
the elite 6-meter club, joining Bubka (6,15), Gataullin (6,02), Tarasov,
Galfione and Ecker (all 6,00). In Donetsk, Hartwig cleared 6,00 on his
first attempt, and later even had a go at 6,05. He entered the competition
at 5,60, clearing on the second attempt, proceeding to clear 5,80 on the
first attempt and 5,90 on his second try. Pavel Gerasimov of Russia
finished in third with the country`s indoor season best of 5,80.