CHESTER, Pa. – Several athletes from Villanova competed in a pair of events at the Widener Field Meet on Friday afternoon at the Schwartz Athletic Center, where sophomore Chris Dougherty (Cherry Hill, N.J.) registered an individual win in the pole vault. Dougherty and freshman Charlie Kido (Nampa, Idaho) produced a 1-2 finish in the pole vault, with Dougherty clearing a height of 4.35 meters. Kido cleared 4.25 meters to come in second out of five competitors in the event.
Women Pole Vault
1 Thomas, Kayla Widener 3.35m 10-11.75
2.30 2.45 2.60 2.75 2.90 3.05 3.35 3.50
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2 Fellenbaum, Melissa Alvernia 2.75m 9-00.25
2.60 2.75 2.90
O O XXX
3 Verdel, Bridget Alvernia 2.60m 8-06.25
2.30 2.45 2.60 2.75
O O O XXX
4 Leisenring, Lindsey Delaware Val 2.45m 8-00.50 Continue reading
February 10/2012 –The first week ended on an up note. The number of vaulters is way down but the result is more individual attention. Lily (pulled quad from a too energetic sprint practice), Tyler Lapier ( pulled thumb ligament) and Tyler Cone (pulled hip muscle) were out of practice. Brad busy with student council and Will off to weight training. The rest, a bit rough after a first week of using new muscles, had a good practice. We did some grass plants, high bars, box drills, 3 step drills and then went for it. With the bungee set at 9 most of the frosh were over it. Josh had a super run and tall plant. Need to work on the swing rather than the hug but lots of potential. Tim, the newest vaulter went from a clumsy beginner to flying down the runway and planting tall. Almost over 9 on his second day. its the rock back now along with Josh. Nick too had a super run adn tall plant. he is learning very fast and approached that nine with a strong plant and run. Ricky, the fourth frosh started out the week slow but has caught up. Nice strong run and tall plant and he flies high. Next week with the newbes we need to work some more on that run and a lot more on the rock back. Still all are way ahead of the game with 3 weeks until the first meet. Austin is another new vaulter but he is a junior, very strong and a diver too. While he took off the wrong foot most of the time his speed and strength sent him high over 9. Need to get that step right, swing right and learn the turn. Weeks to do it. Davey is off to Greenway next year and looks like he just might be one of their top vaulters. In his second week, the eighth grader is almost clearing 9. He has a strong fast run and 90% of the time gets his plant up early enough. And in this practice he is almost getting a perfect swing. Veteran’s Framarz and Marcus were showing that they have learned an awful lot in one year. Last year they were figuring out what to do with a pole. This year they both look like vaulters. Marcus is working on pushing up with both hands at the plant and then rocking back. His speed and strength down the runway is amazing. Framarz is close to perfect plant form. Needs to pick up the run at the plant a bit and some work on the swing but both are looking at qualifying for state.
Texas 17-07.00 Watson, Reese
Ohio 17-04.50 Blankenship, Jacob
Oklahoma 16-02.00 Lookout, Dillon
Alabama 16-00.25 Connor, Richard
South Carolina 16-00.75 Linta, Jeffrey
Kansas 16-00.00 Albright, Jacob
Louisiana 16-00.00 Duvio, Dylan
Arizona 15-10.00 Starkey, Garrett
Indiana 15-09.00 Johnston, Kyle
Arkansas 15-08.00 Henderson, Braden
California 15-06.00 anderson, kyser Continue reading
Sally Pearson made her hurdling return but pole vaulter Alana Boyd and 400m specialist John Steffensen stole the show at the Perth Track Classic on Saturday night.
Boyd, 27, set a new outdoor Australian record of 4.66m on her third attempt, bettering Kym Howe’s previous outdoor record of 4.65m.
Howe still holds the overall Australian record of 4.72m – set indoors – after Boyd failed in all three of her attempts to clear 4.75m.
Sydney Morning Herald
Travis Colby – Throws – Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler HS)
Personal Bests: 184-9.75 (Javelin), 55-2 (Shot Put), 166-8 (Discus)
Travis Colby comes to NAU after a decorated career competing for Chandler High in the javelin, discus, and shot put. Primarily a javelin and discus thrower, Colby will add valuable depth to the Lumberjacks’ outdoor throwing events in 2013.
In 2009, Colby competed in the USATF State Championships, where he took fourth in the shot put, third in the discus, and second in the javelin. He also competed in the USATF Arizona Junior Olympics that same season, winning the shot put and again placing second in the javelin.
In 2010, Colby returned to the USATF State Championships to finish first in both the shot put and javelin, while placing third in the discus.
Colby’s junior season highlights include titles in the shot put and discus at both the 2011 Chandler City Meet and the 2011 Aztec Last Chance meet. He also won the high school division at the 2011 Willie Williams Classic, and placed fourth and fifth at the Division I State Championships in the discus and shot put, respectively.
Albuquerque Convention Center – Albuquerque, NM
Men’s Pole Vault Finals:
1. 1 Woepse, Michael FR-1 UCLA 5.50m 18′ 0.5″ -
2. 2 Frawley, Nick Unattached 5.50m 18′ 0.5″ -
3. 3 Wallace, Maston SR-4 Texas 5.40m 17′ 8.5″ -
4. 4 Thomas, Mark SO-2 Texas 5.25m 17′ 2.75″ -
5. 4 Meyers, Kyal SO-2 Texas Tech 5.25m 17′ 2.75″ -
6. 6 Clark, Hayden JR-3 Texas 5.10m 16′ 8.75″ -
7. 6 Prince, Austin JR-3 Arizona State 5.10m 16′ 8.75″ -
8. 8 Hinch, Derick SO-2 Arizona State 5.10m 16′ 8.75″ -
9. 9 Warensjo, Robert JR-3 New Mexico 4.95m 16′ 2.75″ -
10. 9 Pflibsen, Logan SO-2 New Mexico 4.95m 16′ 2.75″ -
11. 9 Sakioka, Mark FR-1 UCLA 4.95m 16′ 2.75″ -
12. 9 Austin, Dylan SO-2 Arizona State 4.95m 16′ 2.75″ - Continue reading
Men Pole Vault
1 Dean Hefnawy 12 Staples 13-06.00 13-00.00* 10
2 Matthew Mula 11 Staples 12-06.00 12-06.00* 6
2 David Gomes 12 Cheshire 12-01.00 12-06.00* 6
2 Taylor Davidson 11 Norwich Free 12-00.00 12-06.00* 6
5 Mikhail Kern 12 Danbury 12-06.00 J12-06.00* 2
6 Chandler Ives 11 Simsbury 11-06.00 12-00.00* 1
7 Alexander Lochoff 11 Staples 11-00.00 J12-00.00*
8 Evan Hyde 12 Norwich Free 12-00.00 11-06.00*
9 Douglas Caffery 11 Staples 11-06.00 J11-06.00*
9 Aiden McConnell 12 Staples 11-06.00 J11-06.00*
11 Evan McCafferty 11 Westhill 12-00.00 J11-06.00* Continue reading
Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse | Bloomington, Ind.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Marquette University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed Friday evening at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse, marking Sophomore Jerrick Backous placed fourth in pole vault with a top height of 15 feet, 1 inch (4.60 meters), topping his personal best by six inches and moving into third all-time at MU
Men Pole Vault
1 Heuser, Chip Run Cube T.C. 5.40m 17-08.50
2 Coover, Jeff Team Indiana Elite 5.20m 17-00.75
3 Heathcock, Shane Arkansas State 5.05m 16-06.75
4 Messmer, Derek Unattached J5.05m 16-06.75
5 Scott, Jason Comp. 4 Christ 4.90m 16-00.75
6 Rudin, Matt Miami (Ohio) 4.75m 15-07.00
7 Hellwig, Dan Missouri S&T J4.75m 15-07.00
8 Sandusky, Ethan Arkansas State 4.60m 15-01.00
9 Michell, Brian Olivet Nazarene J4.60m 15-01.00
10 Wildeman, Sam Miami (Ohio) J4.60m 15-01.00
11 Backous, Jerrick Marquette J4.60m 15-01.00
12 Austin, Isaac Olivet Nazarene J4.60m 15-01.00
13 Hammond, Grant Miami (Ohio) 4.45m 14-07.25
14 Deery, Matt Lipscomb University J4.45m 14-07.25 Continue reading
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica’s pole vaulter K’Don Samuels will face his biggest test of the Indoor season today when he joins some of America’s top collegians at the Tyson Indoor Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Despite his less than adequate preparation, Samuels who is representing South Plains College in Texas, told the Observer earlier this week, he was aiming for at least a season’s best. Continue reading