NEW ORLEANS, La. – Air Force junior Cale Simmons was awarded first-team All-America status by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the USTFCCCA office announced this afternoon (March 12). It is the first such award for Simmons.Simmons recorded a pole vault clearance of 17’10½” to finish fifth at the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 9, in Nampa, Idaho.He is one of three pole vaulters in Academy history to earn All-America honors in the pole vault during the indoor season, joining Paul Gensic (2004, 2005) and Nick Frawley (2009). Simmons’ fifth-place finish at the national meet is the best since Gensic placed third in 2005.
Men Pole Vault
1 1 Gavin, Weston FR Glendale CC 4.26m -
2 2 Costello, Michael FR Paradise Valley 4.26m -
3 3 Whitton, Chris SO Paradise Valley 4.11m -
4 3 Johnston, Jesse FR Paradise Valley 4.11m -
5 5 Devera, Mathew FR Glendale CC 4.11m -
6 6 Clark, Nicholas FR Mesa CC 3.96m -
7 7 Perry, Landon SO Scottsdale CC 3.96m -
Monday – Go for it day. Day for moving up the pole and fast runs followed by some drills
Tuesday—Drills to improve what looks like we need to work on from yesterday.
Wednesday—Meet At Centennial High School (rumor has it that they have no vaulters and poor standards)
Thursday—short vault drills; box drills; high bar drills
Friday—Go for it day…like Monday
Next week—spring break. We will discuss practice times and dates…probably Mon-Wed 9 am or Mon, wed., Thursday at 9 am
Mar 14– Gaucho Relays – Glendale CC
Mar 16– Husky Invitational – Horizon HS
— Round Valley Invitational – Round Valley HS
Mar 15-17– Willie Williams Classic – U of A
Mar 17–Cibola Schorcher – Cibola HS
— Bourgade Catholic Invitational – Bougade HS
Wednesday, March 14 — Meets
Barry Goldwater vs. Shadow Mou… Phoenix Barry Goldwater
Cactus vs Ironwood Glendale Cactus HS
Centennial vs. Moon Valley Peoria Centennial
Boys Pole Vault
1 16-00.00 F — Garrett Starkey 12 BASHA 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
2 * 15-00.00 F — Nathan Hiett 11 BASHA 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
2 * 15-00.00 F — Scott Marshall 11 DESERT VISTA 3/3/2012 Frome & Company CPA’s 2012 Aztec Invitational
4 14-06.00 F — Matt Arsenau 12 DESERT VISTA 3/3/2012 Frome & Company CPA’s 2012 Aztec Invitational
5 * 13-06.00 F — Cody Smith 11 BASHA 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
5 * 13-06.00 F — Justin Tobin 11 DESERT VISTA 3/3/2012 Frome & Company CPA’s 2012 Aztec Invitational
5 * 13-06.00 F — James Bond 12 WESTWOOD 3/3/2012 Frome & Company CPA’s 2012 Aztec Invitational
8 13-00.00 F — Eric Fletcher 12 GILBERT 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
9 * 12-00.00 F — Nick Downey 12 GILBERT 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
9 * 12-00.00 F — Ryan Dale 12 GILBERT 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
Boys Open Pole Vault
1 * 12-06.00 F — Braden Gillispie 12 QUEEN CREEK 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
1 * 12-06.00 F — Jacob Hansen 12 QUEEN CREEK 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
3 * 12-00.00 F — James Munsey 12 QUEEN CREEK 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
3 * 12-00.00 F — Jase Penrod 09 QUEEN CREEK 3/3/2012 Desert Classic
5 11-00.00 F — Chris Wong 12 MARCOS DE NIZA 3/3/2012 Frome & Company CPA’s 2012 Aztec Invitational
6 10-06.00 F — Mitchell Riggs 12 FLAGSTAFF 3/3/2012 Tolleson Invitational 2012
7 * 10-00.00 F — Colten Moisoff 10 COPPER CANYON 3/3/2012 Tolleson Invitational 2012
7 * 10-00.00 F — Vincent Noriega 09 LIBERTY 3/3/2012 Tolleson Invitational 2012
NAMPA, Idaho – When cumulative points over seven events trumps an outstanding individual effort in any one event, a guy like Duke’s Curtis Beach is in a weird place – even if he runs the fastest race in the world. Again.
The six personal records Beach set along the way would not mean a thing if he didn’t beat Wisconsin’s Japheth Cato by 21 seconds in the final event – and his specialty – the 1,000 meters. Beach did what Beach does. The junior from Albuquerque, N.M. won going away running a world record 2:23.63 and finished with 6,138 points to take the heptathlon title at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday.
Having missed out on the chance to host the 1916 Olympic Games because of the First World War, Berlin stepped up 20 years later as a second global conflict loomed.
Adolf Hitler, the German Chancellor, seized the opportunity to promote his belief of racial supremacy. But the supreme athlete of these Games turned out to be Jesse Owens, a black American who won four gold medals.
Hitler used the Games for propagandaSome commentators suggested Hitler lavished money on the Games because he fully expected Berlin to host them permanently. He built a new track and field stadium with a 100,000 capacity, six gyms and many small arenas. The first TV pictures from an Olympic Games were beamed to communal halls around Berlin. A Hindenburg airship flew over the city.
A big-budget documentary film, Olympia, was commissioned. Director Leni Riefenstahl was criticised for her Nazi propagandist content, but acclaimed for technical innovations that were years ahead of their time.
1. * Sayre Stewart 13′ 0.00 12 AZ Canyon Del Oro .
Will Hooper 12′ 11.50 10 AZ Moon Valley
4. * Joseph Rotenberger 12′ 9.00 12 AZ Raymond S Kellis
5. * Steven Roessig 12′ 6.00 12 AZ Coconino
Jacob Hansen 12′ 6.00 12 AZ Queen Creek
Braden Gillispie 12′ 6.00 12 AZ Queen Creek
Jason Azar 12′ 6.00 12 AZ Salpointe
9. James Munsey 12′ 0.00 12 AZ Queen Creek
Jase Penrod 12′ 0.00 9 AZ Queen Creek
* Tyler Harris 12′ 0.00 12 AZ Flagstaff
Josh Montgomery 12′ 0.00 11 AZ Raymond S Kellis
|1.||12-9||Joseph Rotenberger||AZ Raymond S. Kellis High School||2012||03/10/2012||Buckeye Lions Invitational|
|2.||12-6||Jacob Hansen||AZ Queen Creek High School||2012||03/03/2012||Desert Classic Invitational|
|3.||12-6||Braden Gillespie||AZ Queen Creek High School||2012||03/03/2012||Desert Classic Invitational|
|4.||12-0||James Munsey||AZ Queen Creek High School||2012||03/03/2012||Desert Classic Invitational|
|5.||12-0||Jase Penrod||AZ Queen Creek High School||–||03/03/2012||Desert Classic Invitational|
|6.||11-6||Zach Stenner||AZ Agua Fria Union||2013||03/10/2012||Rattler Booster Invite (Formerly North Canyon Invitational)|
|7.||11-6||Christop Lenzie||AZ Agua Fria Union||2012||03/10/2012||Rattler Booster Invite (Formerly North Canyon Invitational) Continue reading|
1. 11 Cayman Ellis 14′ 0.00 FL St Petersburg
* 12 Ulises Garcia 14′ 0.00 FL Calvary Christian (Ft. Lauderdale)
* 12 Will Kelly 14′ 0.00 FL Archbishop McCarthy
* 12 Winston Perry 14′ 0.00 FL Cardinal Gibbons
* 11 Evan Bullock 14′ 0.00 FL River Ridge
6. 12 Josh McDaniel 13′ 11.72 FL Lakeland
7. 11 Kyle Weaver 13′ 6.00 FL Maclay
12 Corey Smith 13′ 6.00 FL Holy Trinity Episcopal
12 Shelton McLean 13′ 6.00 FL Merritt Island
12 Aaron Cowley 13′ 6.00 FL Astronaut
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Winner – Renaud LAVILLENIE, FRA–It’s been a long time I have been waiting for a big title, and I’m happy that a good performance comes alongside. The competition didn’t happen as expected. I did a few mistakes in the beginning but I managed to sort them out and raise the bar. When I cleared 5.95m, I was so relieved. I remembered that I broke my hand three months ago, and the emotion came at once. I did good things at 6m, which is interesting for the future.
Second – Bjorn OTTO, GER–When I did not clear 590 I was angry and disappointed. But I am very happy about my silver medal. My result, my height could have been better, I am not at all satisfied with my result. But with my medal and with my rank. I know that I would have had to do a new PB but even this would not have given me the gold medal. I am satisfied. The reason why I jump so well this season is that – unlike in 2008 and 2010 when I slightly tore my left and right achilles – I was completely healthy this season. All these injuries took some time to heal and now I am without any health problems. And this gives me a lot of security, a lot of confidence. For the summer season, I would like to continue where I will stop after this indoor season. I have a lot of potential. Everything goes like I planned. We will do a training camp in San Diego soon. And my first aim in the summer is to qualify. Third – Brad WALKER, USA –I am coming back after a couple of injuries, but I have never left the World Championships empty handed. This is my first World Championships medal. I had some good jumps but was inconsistent in others. I cleared 5.80 for gold in 2006 and the same height gave me bronze today. I am happy with my result and I know what I need to sort out between now and London.
Open question on Yahoo –I do cheer leading and pole vault. I am a freshman in high school. I go straight from track to cheer and I have been exhausted lately. Both of my coaches say I have to choose one to focus on.I started cheer last year and i love it! It gets hard sometimes but still it is great. I am on an allstar team and we are good! I have my full, jumps to tuck, and more tumbling. In track, I am on varsity and am clearing around 8′ for pole vault. I love pole vault and have been doing it since 7th grade. I can’t decide what to do because I love them both! HELP!!!
one person’s answer: Hey, I had the same choice to make, but between basketball and soccer. I had been on a club team for soccer for awhile and I loved it. Then I decided to try out for a high school basketball team and I made it though I had never played before. I loved basketball immediately after the first practice. I was having difficulty doing both, but luckily when high school basketball season went on, my club soccer took a break. Since I hadn’t been playing soccer for awhile, I focused on basketball and wanted to stick with it. I wanted to give up soccer. My soccer club break ended and I promised to try to play until the official end of the season. Today we played in a tourney and… I realized how much I still love soccer. I have decided to keep both. My coaches were also pressuring me to pick a sport, but I have decided not too. If you love something, don’t stop doing it. Just prove that you are fully committed to both and that you are capable of doing both. Your coaches will see that and they will understand! That’s what I did. Hope I helped!