Stacy Dragila has her matching set again: indoor and outdoor world records in the pole vault.
Dragila cleared 15 feet 81/4 inches at the U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships today to break the world record she held until Svetlana Feofanova took it away 13 months ago.
"As soon as I cleared the bar, my stomach dropped. I knew the record was back in my hands," Dragila said. "It's been a long time coming."
Dragila holds her event's outdoor world record at 15-91/4.
In other events, Regina Jacobs won the 3,000 meters in 8 minutes 52.57 seconds to give her a pair of national championships for the weekend and 24 in her career. She is the world record-holder in the 1,500 and won that event Saturday.
Jacobs, 39, is the first woman to win both since Jan Merrill (1976) and Francie Larrieu (1977), when the events were contested as the mile and two miles. But Jacobs said she will compete only in the 1,500 at the world championships.
"This was purely for a workout," said Jacobs, who had hoped to lower her American record of 8:39.14. "I'm not going to lie. I'm disappointed I didn't make it."
John Capel ran 20.69 in the 200 to beat defending U.S. champion and 2001 world champion Shawn Crawford. The two share the American record of 20.26, but both also are known outside the world of track.
Crawford ran against a zebra and a giraffe on the Fox television show "Man vs. Beast" -- he beat the giraffe and lost to the zebra twice.
Capel played football and ran track at Florida, then took a break from running after winning the 2000 Olympic trials to try to make the NFL.
In other action, Miguel Pate defended his long jump title with a mark of 27 feet 1 inch, and Dwight Phillips came in second. That left Savante Stringfellow, the U.S. outdoor champion and the top-ranked jumper in the world, out of the world championships.
Tisha Waller jumped 6-51/2 for her sixth indoor high jump championship. Amy Acuff, who won in 2001 when Waller took a year off, came in second at 6-41/4.
Olympic shot put silver medalist Adam Nelson won't be on the U.S. team at the world championships after Kevin Toth won with a throw of 69-103/4, while John Godina took second.