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81 and still flying high
Times photo: Anthony Wahl Tom Hinkes recently won the World Masters Athletics Championships pole vault title in his age division in Sacremento, Calif. He first began pole vaulting in high school and said he plans to keep pole vaulting as long as hes not jeopardizing his health.
ARGYLE - For Tom Hinkes, the 80s are prime time for the sport of pole vaulting. Hinkes first began pole vaulting back in high school. Now, just two weeks shy of his 82nd birthday, he has no plans of retiring.