Just a solitary meet record was set on the 3 rd day of competition at the 60 th All India Police athletics championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Barnali Rai set a new mark in the pole vault event with a leap of 3.25m to best the previous mark of 3.20 m set by Deepa Choudhary in 2004. However the general trend of the previous 2 days of competition continued with athletes recording performances far less than not just meet and national record but also personal bests.Despite the shortage of quality, their was no shortage of enthusiasm with most participants recognising that the competition would probably be the highlight of their sporting career.
Girls Pole Vault
1 Ott, MollieBeth Oxford HS 9-00.00 9-07.00 10
2 Shumaker, Robin Pontotoc 8-00.00 8-00.00 8
3 Watkins, Megan Potts Camp H 7-06.00 6
4 Rychlak, Sally Oxford HS 7-06.00 J7-06.00 5
Event 26 Boys Pole Vault
1 Super, Austin Oxford HS 13-00.00 13-01.00 10
2 Harris, Brantley Potts Camp H 10-00.00 8
3 Barnes, Court Oxford Gold Team 9-00.00 5.50
3 Sharp, Sam Oxford HS 10-00.00 9-00.00 5.50
MileSplit national will feature the top individual and relay team performances across the U.S. each week. This week we highlight the top outdoor marks during March 5-10; disregarding the New Balance Indoor Nationals, which has received much coverage already.
Pole Vault (15’6”):
15’10”, Austin Eckenroth (12), Flowery Branch HS, GA, Jerry Arnold Challenge, 3/10
15’6”, Steven Wacker (12), Longmont HS, CO, St Vrain District Meet, 3/10
Pole Vault (12’3”):
12’6”, Erica Seargant (10), Lake Mary HS, FL, Lake Brantley Inv, 3/7
Monday’s practice was generally awful. Tuesday’s practice was the opposite. Jeff, Framarz, Skyler, Marcus and Ricky worked on their run with box drills. The result was a much faster and even run on the runway. Tyler and Will worked on getting on new poles from longer runs. Tyler looked super in the air until he went on the huge pole and things got scary. Not quite there yet. Will added a 7th step and blew through the 1560 and just got on the 1570. Lilie worked on planting on time and she aced that and went on to rock back drills. Alyssa worked on holding higher and practiced her turn. both successful. Now…today can we translate a good sound practice into success over the bar. Centennial has three vaulters and a set of standards that take pliers to set them higher than 10 feet. Could be interesting.
Fans desperate to buy tickets for the summer Olympic Games in London are using an unusual loophole, Yahoo! Sports recently reported. They travel to Spain to buy tickets.
Allocations for spectators in England and the United States were purchased in record time, so enterprising fans are flying to Spain, where tickets are still available.
Each national Olympic committee decides how its ticket allocation should be distributed, with most countries opting for an Internet- or mail-application system.
Spain decided that the best way to ensure most tickets went to Spanish residents was to sell its allotment over the counter in 20 branches of a well-known book and music store, FNAC.
Interest among locals has been slow so far, so travelers have picked up the slack.
With tickets to events such as basketball games and track-and-field events going for more than $600 apiece, these are not inexpensive outings. But when a sports fan wants to be somewhere, money is (almost) no object.
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The men’s pole vault competition was a thriller two years ago at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona and the man who emerged triumphant, France’s Renaud Lavillenie, expects the knowledgeable Helsinki crowd to be similarly entertained at this year’s event.
”There are many good vaulters from Europe, Helsinki will almost be like a World Championships,” said Lavillenie, speaking to European Athletics after he had won his first global crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul on Saturday.
“I am sure no one among the top European guys will want to miss out on being in Helsinki. This for two reasons: firstly, and most importantly, Continue reading
Fluvanna County High School junior Chance Parmly already has two state titles to his name. The 16-year-old pole vaulter and discus thrower has won the last two Group AA indoor pole vaulting championships. “He started out in seventh grade vaulting for us,” Fluvanna coach Tom Casto said. “Right away, he was talented. He has the middle school record over there (10’6”). For a middle school athlete, that is very, very good. Ten feet is the requirement to make the Jefferson District meet, and he did it in the seventh grade. He is a real hard worker. He puts in the time.” Now, after finishing as runner-up in outdoor pole vaulting last season, the Fluco standout aims to take a step further and earn his third state championship this spring. “I’ve just got to keep doing the same thing I’ve been doing and not let the other kids get to me, the pressure,” Parmly said. “It’s a pretty big goal. I want to win. I can’t wait for it to happen.” A quality kid and quality student according to his coach, Parmly comes from a family of pole vaulters. His father at one time held the FCHS record in the pole vault at 13’6”. His brother participated in the sport and his younger sister is learning. “They can give me little tips and stuff that helped them when they did it,” said Parmly, who holds the
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BLOOMINGTON — Near the end of the pole vault competition in the Big 12 Conference Indoor Track Meet on Tuesday at Shirk Center, Eric Gordon was getting tired. The Normal Community West High School senior wished he had the energy he had wasted on misses at 15 feet, 3 inches and 15-9.“That could have been two more jumps put on these higher heights,” said Gordon, who needed three tries to clear a meet record 16 feet, 0.75 inches. “I’m making the heights, but I’m taking too many tries to make the heights.”Gordon, who finally went out at 16-4.75, moved into a tie for seventh nationally this year with his 16-0.75 that shattered his lifetime best of 15-6 and the 1988 meet record of 15-6 set by Normal Community’s Sean Funk.“I always love jumping at Wesleyan,” Gordon said. “It’s my favorite just because I know my team is going to be here.”
In a recent conversation, a friend of mine mentioned that his daughter planned to pole vault in high school. “That’s GREAT,” I said. Because I used to be a pole vaulter as well. I can proudly declare – without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion – that I was the worst pole vaulter in the history of the sport. Why can I make such a boast? Because for two full years, I never – not once – ever cleared the bar. Ever. And it was set pretty low, since we were in junior high school at the time. Oh, I tried. Day after day I made the sprint down the runway, slammed the pole into the hole, and launched myself skyward. Translated, that means I launched myself into the bar. The school must have had to readjust its “bar budget” because I ruined quite a few (bent bars are frowned upon in competition). Pole vaulting requires upper arm strength, speed, and confidence – none of which I possessed. Time after time I tried, and time after time I failed. The first year I was the rookie and the older kids were the stars. The second year I was the only “veteran” returning. So you know what the coach did? He put me in charge. He told me to train the young pole vaulters. Me. The guy who never cleared the bar. The worst pole vaulter in the world. They say, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”I am living proof that it is true.