Cornelius Warmerdam sets pole vault record. General crowd scenes. CU Cornelius Warmerdam. Tilt-up of pole to Warmerdam. Officials measure jump. CU setting pole at 15 ft. 6-7/8 inches. Warmerdam walks to camera.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
1 1 Humyn, Aaron JR Dwyer 13′ 0″ 5
2 2 Colson, Matthew JR John I. Leonard 12′ 6″ 2.5
3 3 Harley-Oppel, Kyler JR Dwyer 11′ 0″ 5
4 4 DEITHORN, JUSTIN SR Suncoast 10′ 6″ 4
5 5 Avila, Christian SR Suncoast 10′ 0″ 4
6 5 Douyard, Dylan SR Palm Beach Gardens 10′ 0″ 3
7 7 mandigo, justin SR Palm Beach Gardens 9′ 6″ 3
8 8 Sweeney, Austin SO Wellington 9′ 0″ 2
9 9 Paz, Brandon SO Wellington 1′ 0″ 2
10 9 Perez, Brian JR John I. Leonard 1′ 0″ 2.5
Girls Pole Vault
1 1 nilsen, kelsey Palm Beach Gardens 8′ 6″ 5
European Athletics is pleased to announce that Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva and Polish 800m star Adam Kszczot have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for February.
Isinbayeva, 29, set an indoor world record of 5.01m at the XL Galan indoor meeting in Stockholm on 23 February. The double Olympic champion beat her own record of 5.00m that she had set in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk in February 2009 for her 28th world record, indoors or outdoors, 13 of which have come under cover.
OSTRAVA (CZE): Fresh World Indoor Champion Renaud Lavillenie of France will open his summer season at 51st Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting on May 25. The Czech IAAF World Challenge meet will have men´s pole vault for first time since 2008 and organizers are hoping he can attack the meet record 577 cm set in 2008 by Yevgeniy Lukyanenko of Russia. “I heard about Ostrava meeting from my colleagues and I m glad the meet will have after some years men´s pole vault. My plans are clear for the summer with Helsinki and London and Ostrava will be the starting point. First meet is always very important and I want to give the crowd a good show. In case all we be well with my shape and conditions I think I would be able to attack the meet record 577 cm,” said the 2010 European Champion for the organizers. Already earlier confirmed stars for the meet are Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, LaShawn Merritt, Oscar Pistorius, Barbora Spotakova, Dayron Robles, Christian Cantwell and Dylan Armstrong
On Thursday, March 9th, the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Track and Fields Championships, hosted by the University of Manitoba, held the women’s pole vault final in Max Bell Centre.
As the night progressed, the stands filled and the chants of fans and teams flooded the air with a sense of camaraderie and friendly competition.
“The entire track and field family is here, we have a lot of support,” said Bison pole-vaulter Alexandra Allen in an interview with the Manitoban, “so it’s nice to be able to share this moment with people we care about.”
In the middle of the 400-metre track — surrounded by runners, hurdlers, high and long jumpers — 12 top performing women pole-vaulters took to the field at 6 p.m. First year student, Melissa Richards and fourth year architecture student Alexandra Allen rounded out the U of M Bison women’s contingent, having qualified for two of the final three positions of the competition, in 11th and 10th place respectively.
Put plainly, the objective of the pole-vaulter is to, within the allotted three-attempts, take a running start, pole in hand, and upon reaching and planting said pole into the box (the area where the tip of the pole goes) to pull and contort themselves up over the bar using a combination of momentum and finesse.
I have only been pole vaulting for my high school track and field team for a few weeks, but I’ve made pretty big progress so far. In the last couple of days, though, whenever I vault, I feel a pain in my right shoulder that makes it hard to simply drink out of a water bottle. The more I did stretches to help it, the more intense the ache got. After I’ve stopped vaulting for a half hour or so, it just goes away, and I have no more problems until the next time. Can I get some help here on what this problem is?
Answer: You need to get to an athletic trainer or doctor asap. You could have torn ligaments or even fractured bones. Also it could have something to do with the form of your vaulting or posture. Try taking a long COLD ( ICE) bath and the immediatley after a hot shower. This will sooth and relax your muscles
EAGAR — Round Valley High hosted a five-team track and field meet in the dome to begin the season on Feb. 29.
The Snowflake boys won six events. Hunter Farr led the way with wins in the 100 and 200 dashes; the Lobos also won the 4×100. Dustin Shumway was first in the 110 hurdles, Tyler Johnson won the long jump, and J.T. Bradley was first in the shot put.
Pole vault — 1. Wil Hoppe, Round Valley 13-0, 2. Caleb Whiting, Round Valley 12-6, 3. Mathew Babb, Snowflake 12-0, 4. Scott, Snowflake 11-6, 5. Josh, St. Johns 11-6.
Workman, Round Valley 8-6, 4. Amanda Crawford, Round Valley 8-6, 5. Naomi Schimmel, Blue Ridge 8-0
Kelsie Hendry’s goal is to go one step further than she did at her first Olympic Games and reach the pole vault final in London.And she believes her experiences over the last four years will help her accomplish just that.”This is such a different year for me because when I was trying for Beijing (in 2008), I was like a deer in the headlights,” said the threetime Canadian Interuniversity Sport champion as a member of the Saskatchewan Huskies, following a light training session at the Saskatoon Field House.
The gate is open. Young athletes come through the back yard, walk past the swimming pool and step into pole vaulting nirvana at the Queen Creek home of Dean and Jill Starkey.
Next to a corral holding eight horses is the Arizona Pole Vault Academy, where the state’s top high school vaulter needs only to roll out of bed and walk about 50 yards to get to his workouts.
Garrett Starkey, a senior at Chandler Basha who won the Division I pole vaulting championship last track and field season and set a state junior record at 16 feet, 11/4 inches, has everything he needs. A father — who once was among the world’s best in the vault and cleared 19-5 — as his coach. A stepmom — who last summer won the masters world title in the pole vault at age 40 — to encourage him.
Garrett is among 30 young pole vaulters from roughly a 25-mile radius who train at the Starkeys’ 21/2 acre estate.