In 1963, I vaulted 13' 3/4" which I was told at the time was the highest recorded vault ever in the world for a 14 year old. I have tried to find a record of this but no luck. Does anyone know if this info exists?
According to the 1975 edition of "Age Records" the world record for a 14-year old was 4.25 (13-11 1/4) set in 1967 by Rudi Woik of East Germany and the USA record was 4.19 (13-9) set in 1969 by Bob Crites of Kokomo IN.
Now it's 4.75(15'7"), by 3 Europeans. US (age 14) is 4.72/15'6, by Kelly Stephens(Tx). The 'official' under-20 records can be found at http--wingsofomaha.com . For Masters (35+), some amazing lists ('alltime rankings') are at www.mastersathletics.net