The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 02, 1979, Image 14

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I Diamond Importers & Wholesalers for more information call Steve Austin or Bob Arthur 693-1647 I the sports j Hall soaring higher 1 1 By DAVID BOGGAN Battalion Sports Staff Randy Hall’s future is up in the air. As a matter of fact, so are his past and his present. Hall is a pole vaulter for the Texas Aggies, the defending Southwest Conference track cham pions. In 1978, Hall used his pole vault ing skills to aid the Texas A&M track team in its victory of the Southwest Conference championship. This year, the sophomore from Port Lavaca hopes that his performance can once again lead to an Aggie victory at the SWC meet. And Hall envisions a trip to Moscow in 1980. “Everybody out here dreams of going to the Olympics, ” Hall said as rain clouds threatened his Tuesday afternoon practice session. “It is the ultimate thing to do.” Hall, who last week set a personal record and a meet record at the Drake Relays with a vault of 17-5%, figures that it will take a vault of at least 18-6 to even qualify for the U. S. Olympic team. But, according to Hall, his first 18-foot vault is “right around the corner.” “I don’t think 18 is very far away,” he said. “Even in high school I think I was capable of 18. It’s just a matter of technique and psych jobs and ev erything else. My biggest barrier was getting over the 17-foot mark. Hall cleared 16-10 while vaulting for Calhoun High in Port Lavaca, but he did not pass the 17-foot mark until last summer. Ironically, that vault, made in Bloomington, Ill., qualified him to compete with the AAU junior team — in Russia. “I can’t believe they’re having the Olympics in Moscow; it’s so terri ble,” Hall said. “They are technically so far in the past. Their airports are bad. Their hotels are bad.” Hall said that he feels the Russian government, which pays its athletes to train for the Olympics, will do al most anything to gain an advantage in competition. “They intentionally kept us away from the (Olympic) stadium so we wouldn’t know what it’s like,” he said. “And I’m sure all their athletes work out on the (stadium) track. “Their athletes train year-round, eight hours a day, just like a man over here who has a job. That’s another advantage for them. The American athlete can’t train because it costs so much money.” This summer. Hall will participate in the AAU senior meet, another stepping stone towards the Olym pics. “If I can finish in the top six (in the AAU senior meet). I’ll be ready for the trials in ’80,” Hall said. “The By MA i Batta ,;tlw nun , jyhere les rece ester, the se.s with on s futu ; during li ie pressu ter for atl l.lNot onl I *ell in S' Heed on tiding the ' does all £rs the ste ip to the Bssroom bnn well ; tii depar isiiid to it he NCA »te maint itwverage icipate in *1. Texas ste. and ai phiversity .0 GPA to jjholastic prding hie coui nent at ers had ar Rmester er the din Bed a 3.C ftPA in jt. |canie her lard in Randy Hall, who broke the SWC pole vault record lastB r< ^ ner s with a vault of 16-feet 10-inches, has already cleared l’P s 001116 nj§. y several times this year and has his sights set on brealdr™ 1011 ll,st own record this year. Olympics would be such an accom plishment. Once you’ve made it, everyone knows how much you’ve worked.” Assistant track coach Ted Nelson knows how hard Hall has worked and he says that Randy’s Olympic dreams can be fulfilled. “He’s got a good shot,” Nelson said. He s an up and coming young jumper. And he’s hitting it at just the right time. It will be his junior year. He’ll still be in school and he’ll still have a good team concept. But the Olympics are in the fu ture. Hall s present concern is the SWC meet which takes place in Aus tin May 11-12. I think we 11 win, but it won’t be by as big a margin as last year,” Hall went into the coach said. The Aggies won Wiiting. We meet, in which Hall setai parents _,i • ia* iii. SELL YOUR BOOKS FOR MORE! University Book Stores NORTHGATE 409 UNIVERSITY DR. CULPEPPER PLAZA . M NEXT TO 3C-BBQ i ZACHAK1AS GREENHOUSE club & game parlor 1201 HWY. 30 THIS WEEK ONLY — ALL WEEK ALL PLANTS REDUCED 20% DURING HAPPY HOUR 4-7 M-F & 1-7 SAT. & SUN " APPY record with a vault of 16-l(fBSuld do amazing 44-point margin. Nheir hoi “Last year, the upper las well a told us early in the year that®’ going to win conference. Bn enro “As freshmen, we wered fet is pt but as the year went on, wHulein an i they were serious. We kneBskills. A the conference meet tha: required win it. Even if people me! s, held in C knew we could place enoi .its a week and get enough points toBr, it’s d meet. R players "This year, it’s not goingP out that way. Every body is® Have tu have to put out their bes' etes if the; Hall sees Houston and pes, Bur the major challengers totbeBO to 80 t championship. In the poll's throng! event. Hall says the CoujH challenge him the most. I “This will he the best yen] vault that the conference seen,” said Hall, who wontS SWC indoor competitioB vault of 16-4. Houston Dames, who beat Hallattlif| Olympics in March, andBi as well as Texas A&M tean to come t( Ruehle will provide thi is A&M t< pressure, he said. match wit! ‘Til go into the meetjustjes will no to win,” Hall said. 'TheonlvN season, tion I can get is first place. Brpgjate car underestimate anyone en. going to take at least a l7-fo ! ft seniors P win. " Kit marks Hall, who started polevaapg from junior high, was coached'seen an / father, Charles, in high scl* from sue My dad was a vaulterinU only t< and he helped me get into inability said. “I still call him on (bp on the 1 before meets to get somecoi and get psyched up and tips.” In that case. Coach P surely like nothing better lect call from Moscow in By KUR Bat ;ood thix finishi ker and ans for 1 formant about kink thi 1 be tn ij When j only t fag-wise. o BOOKS . for Mom’s! ■ for Grads! HARDBACK BOOK SALE Top Quality Gift Books 50% to 70% off list price TEXAS A&M BOOKSTORE Memorial Student Center s said 1 n 8 by o ° u thwe