FARGO, N.D. – After a ceremonial groundbreaking during homecoming festivites Oct. 1, construction began on the Shelly Ellig indoor track and field facility at North Dakota State University on Monday, Oct. 17.
Located south and west of the existing Bison Sports Arena, the 78,000-square-foot facility will have seating for 1,000 spectators and feature a 200-meter, eight-lane track with 42-inch wide lanes.
There will be additional practice lanes on the straightaway, multiple long jump, triple jump and pole vault runways, and a shot put and weight throw sector on the infield.
The facility is part of the future Sanford Health Athletic Complex, which will include a basketball practice facility, a student-athlete academic center, and human performance facilities, including strength training, sports medicine and rehabilitation areas
Be a part of the largest Pole Vault Event of 2012. The National Pole Vault Summit on January 20th and 21st is your opportunity to refresh – restart and begin preparations for your 2012 track season! There’s no better opportunity to meet the 2012 Olympic hopefuls. High School athletes will have a ‘round table format with the best vaulters in the USA to gather tips on what it takes to raise your Personal Bests, and with learn by doing sessions from the top coaches, there is no better clinic to prepare yourself for the 2012 season and beyond. Start planning now and come out to Reno and enjoy the exclusivity of immersing yourself with the pole vault community!
The National Pole Vault Summit is a grassroots developmental clinic established and continued to promote safety and encourage development of Pole Vaulting at all levels through constant education. The Summit structure is designed to meet the needs of all ability levels including athlete, coaches, and parent break-out sessions, learn-by-doing instruction and ‘round table discussion with the world’s best athlete’s and coaches. Led by National and Regional Staff influenced by National Men’s and Women’s Pole Vault Developmental chairmen, we compile the most experienced and extensive staff to bring a truly unique experience for our attendees. We appreciate the massive amount of help to put on the best event in Track and Field. We look forward to seeing you in January. To learn more http://www.ucsspirit.com/about/pole-vault.cfm
TUCSON -Former University of Arizona student-athletes Christina Rodgers and Nick Mossberg will also be competing in Guadalajara. Rodgers, who concluded her career at Arizona last season, will be competing in the 800-meter semi-finals on Mon., Oct. 24. Should she advance, the finals will take place on Tues., Oct. 25. Mossberg, whose final year at Arizona was 2009, will compete in the pole vault finals on Fri., Oct. 28. Mossberg posted a career best in the pole vault competition with a clearance of 18-2 at the 2011 U.S. Championships to finish third overall. In 2009, Mossberg finished second at Pac-10 Outdoor Championships and at the NCAA West Regional Championships, qualifying for the NCAA Championships that season.
read more http://www.arizonawildcats.com/sports/c-xctrack/spec-rel/102111aaa.html
CHINOOK (USA): The polevaultpower.com website says that US record holder Jenn Suhr will not compete at Pan-Am Games next week. It is also confirmed indirectly by USATF as she is no longer listed in the team roster. She had this outdoor season 7 competitions with last one in Zurich at Weltklasse Meet when winning (472). Suhr was fourth in Daegu at the World Championships. Her duel with world champion Fabiana Murer from Brazil was supposed to be one of the athletics highlights of the games. US will have so Becky Holliday as the only representative in women pole vault.
PV Under 17 Men 2011
Rank Perf Name DOB
1 4.92 16-1 Rowan May 12.08.95
2 4.60 15-1 Mitchell Etheridge 07.12.94
3 4.52 14-8 Nicolas Cole 27.02.95
4 4.40 14-4 Samuel Adams 17.10.94
5 4.31 14-1 Jake Devereux 11.01.95
6 4.30 14-0 Joseph Chesterman 22.12.94
6 4.30 14-0 Harry Coppell 11.07.96
6 4.30 14-0 Liam Yarwood 10.09.94
9 4.15 13-6 Luke Hodgetts 10.05.95
October 20 – The Telmex Athletics Stadium, which is set to host the Pan American Games track and field event here, has been officially opened by Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) President Mario Vázquez Raña at a special ceremony just three days before the athletics competition begins.
read more http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/athletics/14633-telmex-athletics-stadium-opened-just-three-days-before-hosting-athletics-at-pan-american-games
SHIPPENSBURG — Dana Gipe was September’s Student of the Month, a program sponsored by Shippensburg Lions Club.A senior, Gipe is involved in Quiz Bowl, band and Latin Club, and he is a member of National Honor Society. He participates in track and field and competes in pole vaulting events. After graduating, he plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, for computer science.
Derbyshire, UK –
Pole vaulter Nathan Pentin (4.00m) and hurdler Alicia Barrett carried off the coveted ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards at Chesterfield AC’s Annual Awards Presentation Night, when over 170 athletes and supporters attended the event at the B2net Stadium, writes Frank Gorman.
Despite an injury-ravaged season and being in the bottom half of her age-group, Alicia, the the U15 age category, still managed to finish sixth in the UK national rankings for the 75m hurdles.
Nathan, in the U17 category, came seventh in the English Schools’ Championships and finished the season 12th in the UK rankings
read more http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/local-sport/nathan_and_alicia_scoop_top_awards_1_3892894
BurbankCoug –blog from BYU –Riley Nelson’s athletic prowess in “full contact pole vault”
After a dinner of spicy meatball lasagne last night, I had an unforgettable dream about Riley Nelson’s athletic versatility as a two sport athlete — as a D1 football QB who could run or pass and in gladiator “full contact track.” His event was as a “full contact pole vaulter.”In my dream, track and field had changed to be more like a caged match/MMA type of action so that it had become a kind of gladiator “contact pole vault.” Need I say that Riley was the best gladiator around?.
In “full contact pole vault,” the pole vault pit is at the 50 yard line in the middle of a football field, with the two approach tracks leading from the 30 yard line on each side, up to the pit and the one pole vault standard is located at the 50 yard line.
In the first such gladiator track and field event against a WCC team at a sold out, rockin’ Lavell Edwards stadium, the WCC team’s pole vaulter and Riley each raced toward the pit at the sound of a stater’s pistol. After planting their respective poles and vaulting 10 feet up, the vaulters would try to karate kick the other vaulter off his pole while keeping the necessary upward trajectory and momentum to make it over the bar. Nice, if you can do it.
Nelson easily wiped out each opponent, and vaulted over the top, to the wild cheers of the LES fans.
Gotta lay off those spicy meatballs …
Hate to think what gladiator “full content javelin” or “full contact shot put” might look like.