Bungee’s up and go for it time. Framarz over 10-6. Brad over 12. Will over 13-6. Best part the form improvement. Framarz has everything there and is working on the turn. Brad is jumping pushing and getting vertical. Will learned the jump is key. Great practice and great progress.
by Bill Falk
Eye control is vital to pole vault success! It’s not always talked about, but it should be. Doing it right makes all the phases of the “Continuous Chain” of pole vaulting successful.
Let’s look at it phase by phase:
The Approach Run
Look straight ahead at eye level throughout the Approach Run. Focus on the back of the pole vault pit. This helps the pole vaulter get ready to change from the horizontal movement of the Approach Run to the vertical lift-off of the Take-Off.
It’s more difficult to coach eye control during the Plant phase of the pole vault. As the pole vaulter lifts both arms to plant the pole vault pole, he/she must look upward to assist a vertical Take-Off. Don’t fix the eyes on the pole vault box. Instead, look at the rising lower hand. This works great provided the lower arm creates a 45 degree angle between the body and the pole. It doesn’t work if the pole vaulter doesn’t raise the left arm high enough.
Next time someone tells you they don’t have any ideas, run. That is, of course, since you know for yourself that creativity is everywhere and anything can be used for marketing.
Check out this tasty guerrilla marketing concept by Pepperidge Farms which replaces a pole vault mat with one that looks like a giant piece of bread.
It’s the best thing since, well … (waaait for it….) SLICED BREAD!!
|01 !||Łukasz Michalski||Poland||–||o||–||o||o||xxo||xxx||5.75||SB|
|02 !||Mateusz Didenkow||Poland||–||o||–||o||xo||xxo||xxx||5.75||PB|
|02 !||Aleksandr Gripich||Russia||–||o||o||o||xo||xxo||xxx||5.75||=PB|
|04 !4||Viktor Kozlitin||Russia||–||xo||–||xxo||xxx||5.55|
|05 !5||Panagiotis Laskaris||Greece||o||o||xxx||5.35|
|05 !5||Nikandros Stylianou||Cyprus||o||o||xxx||5.35||PB|
|07 !7||Jin Minsub||South Korea||xo||o||xxx||5.35||PB|
|08 !8||Albert Vélez||Spain||o||xo||xxx||5.35|
|09 !9||Andrej Poljanec||Slovenia||o||xxx||5.20|
|09 !9||Jason Wurster||Canada||o||xxx||5.20|
|99 !||Pauls Pujāts||Latvia||xxx||0.00 !NM|
Pole Vault City is proud to announce Johnny Quinn as our West Coast sales manager. Johnny has a personal best of 17’8″ and was an NCAA All-American while at UCLA in 2008. He was ALL-Pac-10 in 2008 and 2009. While in high school in California, Johnny was Orange County Champion in 2005 and 2006 and Division 4 CIF champion in 2005. Johnny’s pole vault background makes him a valuable asset to Pole Vault City and the West Coast. Welcome aboard Johnny Quinn.
Ukrainian pole vaulting legend Sergey Bubka, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and Sochi 2014 chief executive Dmitry Chernyshenko (pictured) are the latest big names to be confirmed as speakers for the Russian International Olympic University’s (RIOU) Brand Building and Communications course.
Bubka, the only athlete ever to win gold in any single event at six separate World Championships, as well as a gold medal winner at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, was thrilled to be a part of the course.
The communications programme began this week in Sochi, with 20 delegates from 11 different countries present.
National Olympic Committee representatives from Jordan to the United States are participating as well as delegates from Sochi 2014, the Kazan 2013 Universiade and the Bosnian and Hungarian Ice Hockey Federations.
JAKARTA: Malaysia won two more gold medals in athletics Tuesday through the efforts of Noraseela Khalid in 400m hurdles and Roslinda Samsu in pole vault.
1 ROSLINDA BINTI SAM Malaysia 1 4.20 Gold
2 LE THI PHUONG Vietnam 2 4.20 Silver
3 NI PUTU D M Indonesia 5 3.90 Bronze
4 RIEZEL R BUENAVENT Philippines 4 3.90
5 SUKANYA CHOMCHUEND Thailand 3 3.80
15-06.00 Eckenroth, Austin (2012) (Flowery Branch, GA)
14-09.00 Sumner, Eli (2013) (Tiftarea Academy, GA)
14-01.00 Grose, Justin (2012) (Brookwood, GA)
14-00.00 Morris, Matt (2012) (Peachtree Ridge, GA)
14-00.00 Wenk, James (2012) (Harrison, GA)
12-03.00 Hancock, Hadley-Reed (2012) (Deerfield-Windsor Academy, GA)
11-06.50 Rodkey, Sydney (2012) (North Oconee, GA)
15-06.00 Vegas, Austin (2012) (East Forsyth, NC)
14-03.25 Ficalora, Peter (2012) (Leesville Road, NC)
14-00.00 Collins, Casey (2012) (Myers Park, NC)
13-01.25 White, Sydney (2012) (East Forsyth, NC)
12-01.50 Lee, Kristen (2013) (Wakefield, NC)
12-00.00 Profit, Sage (2012) (North Buncombe, NC)
11-06.00 Diener, Audrey (2012) (Apex, NC)
11-00.00 Ambler, Elizabeth (2012) (Northern Guilford, NC)
11-00.00 Neagle, Rachel (2013) (East Forsyth, NC)
11-00.00 Brown, Danielle (2014) (Franklin, NC)
16-00.00 Squibbs, Brett (2012) (South Pointe, SC)
15-02.00 Doud, Adam (2012) (Seneca, SC)
15-01.00 Linta, Jeffrey (2012) (North Myrtle Beach, SC)
12-00.00 Aune, Madeline (2014) (Beaufort, SC)
11-09.00 Lee, Sarah (2014) (Wando, SC)
11-00.00 Shuler, Hailey (2012) (Summerville, SC)
Pole Vault (Men)
Schipper, Kevin Notre Dame 17′ 2.75″ 5.25m
Duggan, Kyle Connecticut 16′ 10.75″ 5.15m
Chapman, Jesse Connecticut 16′ 2.75″ 4.95m
Duggan, Cory Connecticut 16′ 2.75″ 4.95m
Vani, Michael South Florida 16′ 2.75″ 4.95m
Meverden, Zachary Connecticut 16′ 0.75″ 4.90m
Wyckoff, Chris Rutgers 16′ 0.75″ 4.90m
Jackson, Kevin Louisville 15′ 9″ 4.80m
Dombrowski, Dylan Connecticut 15′ 3″ 4.65m
Gray, Pat SO-2 Rutgers 4.65m
Dougherty, Chris Villanova 14′ 5.25″ 4.40m
King, Aaron Connecticut 14′ 5.25″ 4.40m
Odegard, Dean Notre Dame 14′ 3.25″ 4.35m
Pole Vault (Women)
Fields, MacKenzie Cincinnati 13′ 9.75″ 4.21m
Eby, Michelle Cincinnati 12′ 11.5″ 3.95m
Darnall, Lauren Marquette 12′ 9.5″ 3.90m
Finkel, Chrissy Notre Dame 12′ 4″ 3.76m
Lucas, Chelsea Louisville 12′ 0.75″ 3.68m
Burke, Kelly Notre Dame 11′ 9.75″ 3.60m
Logoyda, Kimberly Villanova 11′ 9.75″ 3.60m
Shelar, Katlyn West Virginia 11′ 9.75″ 3.60m
Croft, Abby Marquette 11′ 7.75″ 3.55m
Smith, Nicole South Florida 11′ 7.75″ 3.55m
Banning, Jessica Connecticut 11′ 3.75″ 3.45m
Kopenhaver, Lindsay West Virginia 11′ 3.75″ 3.45m
Barousse, Kathryn Notre Dame 11′ 1.75″ 3.40m
Meggiolaro, Melissa Villanova 11′ 1.75″ 3.40m