The weather finally broke and Tyler and Will had a great practice. It started with a warm up and running drills on the track and then the first use of the runway since this summer. It took some time for Will and Tyler to get the pits pack in shape for use. They were noticeably dusty and needed to be lined up again. Tyler and Will did 3, 4, 5 step pole runs on light poles to work on the last few steps and the plant. They also did some curb plants. Both showed great even runs and both guys showed that it has been a while since they had vaulted. Tyler: Your run was strong and on. You still need to work on an early tall plant but you almost have that problem licked. Will: Your run is faster and strong. You were on most of the time. You had a super jump. Need to work on trail leg and drive knee. We will continue more plant technique and some conditioning on Thursday….
Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year – Scott Roth, Washington
Roth, a senior from Granite Bay, Calif., swept NCAA pole vault titles in 2011. At the indoor national championships, Roth cleared 18-½ (5.50m) for the victory. Roth tallied a 3.35 cumulative GPA as a biology student at Washington.
2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team (vaulters)
Men: ARIZONA – James Coffin ARIZONA STATE - Jamie Sandys UCLA – Greg Woepse. WASHINGTON – Scott Roth; Ryan Vu.
Women: ARIZONA STATE – Shaylah Simpson. CALIFORNIA – Allison Stokke. OREGON – Melissa Gergel. UCLA – Tori Anthony
University of Washington –
July 24, 2011
MIRAMAR, Fla. - Soon-to-be Husky J.J. Juilfs of Eugene, Oregon was the silver medalist in the pole vault at the Pan American Junior Championships this weekend, competing for Team USA at the Ansin Sports Complex. Another incoming Husky, Derrick Daigreof Kent, competed in the 800-meters on Saturday.
Juilfs captured the U.S. Junior Championship back in June to earn a spot on Team USA. He was competing against the best vaulters from Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, and Colombia.
Stormy weather made the vault competition a challenge, but Juilfs hung in after a challenging start. He entered the competition at 16-2 3/4 and missed his first two attempts before clearing on his third. After that bar, only he and Thiago Da Silva of Brazil were left. Juilfs took the lead after clearing 16-8 3/4 on his first attempt, while Da Silva had one miss, but Da Silva went on to clear 17-0 3/4 on his first try and Juilfs missed at that bar to settle for silver.
“I did the best I could to adapt (to the weather conditions)” said Juilfs. “I came to win, but I am thankful to be here. I had a lot of misses along the way, and the headwind was tough to deal with.”
Daigre made the Team USA roster by placing second in the U.S. Championships in a PR of 1:50.05. He struggled in the prelims, however, finishing eighth out of nine competitors in a time of 2:00.44.
NEW ORLEANS - When a spot on a staff comes open, the person in charge usually looks for someone with a passion and knowledge for their respective sport and someone who has competed at the highest level in their respective discipline. Eric Peterson, the head track and field coach at Tulane University, has found just that person and has announced the hiring of Doug Fraley as the programs jumps assistant.
“I am very excited to add Doug to our staff,” said Peterson. “The opportunity to bring someone on board with his experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will bring great value to our program. I am confident that the level of instruction that our jumpers and multi-event athletes will receive moving forward will be world class.”
A three-time NCAA National Champion in the pole vault, Fraley has coached kids at the high school and college level since taking his first coaching job as a graduate assistant for his father at Fresno State University. He spent one season on the Bulldogs coaching staff before heading to the Crescent City to open the Spine Care Center of Metairie in 1995.
HCM CITY — Ha Noi won nine gold, five silver, and eight bronze medals to finish on top at the National Track and Field Championship that wrapped up yesterday in HCM City.
At the Thong Nhat Stadium, the Army team finished second with eight golds, three silvers, and three bronzes, while hosts HCM City were third with four golds and bronzes each.
Four national records were established in the competition. Le Thi Phuong, a silver medallist at the 25th Southeast Asia Games in Laos two years ago, cleared 4.15m to set a new national record in the women’s pole vault.
The result makes Phuong a contender for gold at the SEA Games in Indonesia later this year.
The others to break the record were the Army in the men’s 4 by 200 relay (1 min 25.81), Nguyen Van Hue in the men’s pole vault, and Vo Van Hung in the men’s 110m hurdles.
DAEGU — Korea’s first ever World thletics legend Sergey Bubka.
In his pole vaulting career, Bubka won six Worlds titles, set 35 world records, and also won gold in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. The Ukranian’s world record 6.14 meter leap in Italy in 1994 has yet to be approached, let alone beaten.
Speaking with The Korea Herald at the Daegu Stadium on Friday, the former pole vault champion hailed the Daegu World Championships as a “great success.”
“I believe this championships has been very successful, and it will give good development, good promotion of athletics,” Bubka said.