Wednesday is National Signing Day and Johnson County is sending a few of its own off to play collegiate sports. …Several other players are set to commit to a collegiate-level athletic career on Friday. One of those is Alvarado senior pole vaulter Dillon Bell. Bell will attend the Air Force Academy like former Indian Broam Hart. Bell finished second in the state in the pole vault last year.
January 30, 2012 — Just Three vaulters the week before the season begins. Perfect for practice throw in perfect weather and the Ipad and its a perfect storm of a practice situation. Started the practice off with some high bar work and then some plant work followed by full runs. Will had some trouble getting his 7 step on…seemed to be under often but on the plus side 15 foot poles are no problem for his strength and speed. Needs some box drills now to get a consistant run. Framarz worked on chest forward at the plant then went to his 7 step. His run is very good now and he really flew high. It was amazing. Needs a bit more speed and swing work but already Framarz is going higher than last year. Super practice ended with a smile. Davy, added a perfect 7 step. In his second or third practice he is already clearing 7 feet easily. He is going to be a great vaulter. Now we need to work on the timing at the plant. He doesn’t get his plant up in time and goes a little off to the left. He is a lefty. Looks like he will be a double leg swinger. He had a great practice too. Davy may have his first vault meet this weekend. Next Practice is Wednesday. For Will it means box drills to get that super run under control. For Framarz it means box drills and swing work and for Davy plant drills to get his plant aligned in time.
St. Patrick senior Connor Foxworth finished his indoor track and field season with a flourish.
Foxworth set an Alabama Indoor Track and Field facility record this past Saturday at the Last Chance Invitational Meet with a vault of 16 feet,1/4 inches. According to Milesplit national rankings, this winning vault ranks him fourth in the nation for the indoor track 2011-2012 season.
This concluded Foxworth’s indoor season, and he will now begin concentrating for the outdoor season. He will be shooting for his third straight Class 3A state championship in the pole vault.
Foxworth will announce his college choice between Mississippi State, Auburn, and Alabama on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
At the same meet in Alabama. St. Patrick freshman Anthony Delvescovo vaulted 10-6. St. Patrick coach Stan Dellenger said Delvescovo finished third out of 41 in the small pit division
Nate Polacek has only heard it once.
It was at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Polacek jumped 5.45 meters to take fourth place nationally in the pole vault, earning him an All-American distinction.
After he landed, he turned to his coach, Kris Grimes, who pumped both his fists at his waist and yelled “boom!”
Hearing Grimes yell “boom” after a big jump is the ultimate goal. It’s how you know you’ve done well.
Grimes has handed out a few “boom”s over the past few years, admitting he gave out more on the women’s side than the men’s. Grimes’ expectations are high for Polacek, so the “boom”s are nearly impossible to come by.
First-place finishes, however, aren’t as rare for Polacek.
In 2012, Polacek is undefeated through three meets. Continue reading
There was very little surprise at the University of South Dakota when Emily Grove proved she could become a good college pole vaulter. Nevertheless, her coaches are pleased that she has wasted little time confirming it.
The true freshman from Pontiac, Ill., has won two of the three competitions she has entered during this early part of the indoor track and field season, tying the school record (13 feet, 7.5 inches) in her first meet at the University of Minnesota. She has cleared at least 13-5.5 in each of her first three competitions, and she was still the top collegiate finisher in the only one she didn’t win. Continue reading
Washington –Former Blaine pole vault state champion Robin Taylor tied for first place in the women’s pole vault at the University of Washington Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Dempsey Indoor.
Taylor, a redshirt freshman at Eastern Washington University, cleared 12 feet, 61/4 inches to tie Hawaii’s Roby Morioka and Cecilia Durocher for the win.
“The whole Dempsey Center wanted to see a national class jumper perform this weekend,” said head coach Stan Kerr. Continue reading
Men Pole Vault
1 Snyder, Colbie JR Pittsburg St. 4.60m 5.00mP 16-04.75
2 Hellwig, Dan SR Mo. S.&T. 4.50m J5.00mP 16-04.75
3 Lowe, John JR M.S.S.U. 4.75m 4.90mP 16-00.75
4 Leutzinger, Billy JR U.C.M.O. 4.40m 4.65m 15-03.00
5 Bertelli, Scott FR M.S.S.U. 4.65m 4.50m 14-09.00
6 McGiure, Ryan FR Mo. S.&T. 4.60m J4.50m 14-09.00
7 Durand, Cody FR Mo. S.&T. 4.45m 4.35m 14-03.25
8 Fair, Daniel FR M.S.S.U. 4.35m J4.35m 14-03.25
9 Rethy, Ryan JR Mo. S.&T. 4.27m 4.20m 13-09.25
10 Keller, Jarret SO M.S.S.U. 4.00m J4.20m 13-09.25
11 Rueter, Dalton UN Unattached 4.00m J4.20m 13-09.25 Continue reading
Albuquerque Convention Center – Albuquerque, NM
Place Overall Name Year Team Metric English Score
1. 1 Walker, Brad Nike 5.70m 18′ 8.25″ -
2. 2 Pflibsen, Logan SO-2 New Mexico 5.22m 17′ 1.5″ -
3. 3 Warensjo, Robert JR-3 New Mexico 5.07m 16′ 7.5″ -
4. 4 Bentley, Alexander Team Elite Athletics, Inc 4.92m 16′ 1.75″ -
5. 5 Dodds, Chris JR-3 New Mexico 4.77m 15′ 7.75″ -
6. 6 Jackson, Tyler FR-1 New Mexico 4.47m 14′ 8″ -
7. 7 Bickley, Tyler FR-1 West Texas A&M 4.17m 13′ 8.25″ -
Women’s Pole Vault Finals: Heat #1 Continue reading
Madison Sq. Garden, NYC, NY
Event 11 Women Pole Vault
Name Year Team Finals
1 Jillian Schwartz ISR 4.52m 14-10.00
2 Becky Holliday USA 4.42m 14-06.00
2 Janice Keppler USA 4.42m 14-06.00
4 Lacy Janson USA 4.22m 13-10.00
4 Mary Saxer USA 4.22m 13-10.00
– Jenn Suhr USA NH
WAIS pole vaulter Alana Boyd has surpassed former world record holder Emma George and Olympic silver medallist Tatiana Grigorieva to move into second place on Australia’s all-time list after a personal best at the season-opening Adelaide Track Classic on Saturday.
Boyd now has record holder Kym Howe’s outdoor best of 4.65m in her sights after clearing 4.61m in only her second jump of the season to post her fourth Olympic qualifier. Continue reading
TAMPA: The Doha 2020 bid for the Olympic Games today announced several key additions to their bid team as well as the launch date of their bid logo, website and slogan.
On February 10th during the annual of Wheels n’ Heels wellness event the branding will be launched just prior to the submission of the applicant file to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) five days later. Continue reading
POLE VAULT – Men OFFICIAL RESULTS
1 GER Karsten DILLA 5.72 PB 5
2 RUS Dmitry STARODUBTSEV 5.60 4
3 COM Andrew SUTCLIFFE GBR 5.40 3
4 GBR Steve LEWIS 5.30 2
USA Scott ROTH NM
Jackson High School senior pole vaulter Vinny Martello signed a letter of intent to attend Marquette University.
Martello made his first trip to the state meet a year ago in the pole vault, finishing sixth in Division I to earn All-Ohio honors. He also won the Stark County title in the event.
A three-year lettermen in track and field for the Polar Bears, Martello holds Jackson’s school record in the pole vault with a mark of 14 feet, 9 inches.