Women Pole Vault =============================================================================== Saturday 4/7/2012 – 4:30 PM Name Year School =============================================================================== Flight 1 Finals 1 2998 Megan Benham 12 StFrancis(MV)/CC 2 928 Vanessa Davis 9 Desert Vista(AZ) 3 1882 Julie Johnson 11 Mater Dei /ss 4 1858 Jesica Goodkin 12 Marlborough /ss 5 2498 Emily Mendoza 12 Poway /sd 6 1876 Renee Greene 12 Mater Dei /ss 7 2308 Kim Sanchez 12 Oaks Christn/SS 8 249 Nicole Falkenstein 12 Buchanan /ce 9 1449 Amy Loschiavo 12 HuntingtonBch/SS 10 973 Amanda Brazeau 12 Douglas (Nv) 11 1168 Victoria Rische 12 Foothill /ss 12 2698 Gardenia Centanaro 11 Roosevelt /ss 13 1025 Karen Snapper 12 Edison /ss 14 758 Kaitlin McCallum 12 Country Day /sd 15 2523 Mimi Lian 11 Rcho Bern/SD 16 605 McKenzie Johnson 12 Clairmont /sd Event 43 Men Pole Vault =============================================================================== Saturday 4/7/2012 – 4:35 PM Name Year School =============================================================================== Flight 1 Finals 1 2206 Tim Murphy 12 New Fairfield(CT 2 2503 Chad Weaver 11 Prov Cath (Il) 3 925 Tanner Fulmer 12 Desert Oasis(NV) 4 2530 Ryan Zacchilli 11 Rcho Bern/SD 5 2098 Michael Montgomery 12 Moorpark /ss 6 978 Nick Maestretti 12 Douglas (Nv) 7 926 Matt Arseneau 12 Desert Vista(AZ) 8 3001 Marc Toney 11 StFrancis(MV)/CC 9 939 Scott Marshall 11 Desert Vista(AZ) 10 238 Cole Walsh 11 Brophy Prep (Az)
Boys Pole Vault
1 Sisserson, Grant Horizon 15-00.00M
2 Hooper, Will Moon Valley 14-06.00M
3 Reed, Joshua Mountain Rid 14-00.00M
4 Bond, James Westwood J14-00.00M
5 Frazier, David Chandler 13-00.00V
6 Littleton, Connor Corona del S J13-00.00V
7 Hinderman, Zach Horizon J13-00.00V
8 Cone, Tyler Moon Valley 12-06.00V
9 Dale, Ryan Gilbert J12-06.00V
10 Chileen, Scott Boulder Cree J12-06.00V
|Boys Pole Vault|
|1||1||Gonzales, Daniel||SR||Bisbee||12′ 0″||10|
|2||2||Knop, Ryan||SR||Benson||11′ 0″||8|
|3||3||Munoz, Eric||JR||Bisbee||11′ 0″||6|
|4||4||Lindsay, Joshiah||SO||Benson||10′ 0″||5|
|5||5||Stewart, Jacob||SO||Bisbee||9′ 6″||4|
|6||6||Rutherford, Nick||SR||Bisbee||9′ 0″||3|
|7||7||Lee, Andrew||SR||Benson||8′ 6″||2|
|Girls Pole Vault|
|1||1||Reece, Rhiannon||JR||Benson||10′ 0″||10 Continue reading|
ABERDEEN — Huron junior Reagan Francom opened the 2012 track and field season with a victory for the Tigers in the boys’ pole vault on Thursday during the John Huth Invitational at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. Francom went 13-feet, 6-inches to record the victory in the indoor meet, which included teams from Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Roncalli, Ipswich, Pierre and Watertown.Austin Lemieux of Pierre was second at 13-0, followed by Hartman Katz of Huron at 12-6 in third.
Sophomore pole vaulter Derick Hinch became the 2nd
#SunDevil in history to clear the 18-foot mark with his clearance of 5.50m
OSHKOSH — At 5-foot-2, Sabrina Wolter doesn’t reach great heights when she stands up.Give her a pole-vault pole and it’s a different matter because the Xavier junior can reach some impressive altitudes.Wolter got off to a strong start in the event, winning the pole vault Tuesday night at the Oshkosh High School Invitational girls’ small school meet at Kolf Sports Center.Wolter cleared 10-feet to easily win the event. She is a returning state qualifier who placed sixth in the Division 3 pole vault at last year’s WIAA state track meet.Wolter also holds the school pole-vault record with a personal-record jump of 10-6.”I’ve gone 11-6 in practice the other day and I hope to go 12 feet,” said Wolter. “Hey, might as well aim high. Today was a pretty good start for me, but I have a lot of work to do. I’m not too tall, so I rely on strength and speed.”Wolter didn’t begin vaulting until her freshman season, but quickly caught on to the difficult event.”I love the pole vault,” she said. “It’s just you out there and when you clear the bar, it’s a great feeling. I do other events, but it’s my favorite by far. It’s such a challenge.”
How high can Saugatuck, Michigan senior Kyle McNicholas go?
It’s not often that an athlete can break a track and field record that has stood for nearly four decades, as McNicholas did during the Indians’ first outdoor meet of the season Wednesday, March 28.
“He’s a little short (5-foot-6) and not your typical pole vaulter,” said Saugatuck’s boys’ track coach Rick Bauer. “Kyle is a perfect example of a kid who sticks with track long enough until he becomes successful.
“I don’t know his first name, but some (Saugatuck) athlete with the last name of Diller held the previous record at 12 feet, 9 inches.” Continue reading
“I came to my final decision yesterday (Tuesday),” Callihan said. “What sold me was that it was my dream to go to OU.”
Callihan has been one of the elite vaulters in Oklahoma since his freshman season. A three-time Class 3A regional and Lake Country Conference champion, Callihan is the heavy favorite for the state title this season after winning it as a sophomore and not recording a height as a junior.
After a disappointing end to his junior year, Callihan said it was a state title or bust to cap his high school career. The 3A state meet will be a Ardmore’s Noble Stadium this year, a place Callihan said he loves competing. Continue reading
FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State men’s track and field team heads to Tempe, Ariz. for the Sun Angel Track Classic hosted by Arizona State University April 6-7. The Bison will take on 20 teams from around the country, including No. 10 Arizona State and No. 12 Arizona. Action begins Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific with the hammer throw. On Saturday, field events start at 10 a.m. PT and running events begin at 2 p.m. PT. Arizona State will have a live blog beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. PT at thesundevils.com.
Two Bison into all-time top ten at Lyle Hokanson Open
Jesse Morrow cleared a personal best 16 feet 4 3/4 inches in the pole vault Saturday, March 31 at the Lyle Hokanson Open. His mark ranks sixth all-time at NDSU. In the 400 meters, Jason Duchscherer clocked in at 47.93 to move into 10th on the all-time charts
The UW-Superior track and field team kicked off its outdoor season in Collegeville, Minn. at a combined meet hosted by the College of St. Benedict (women) and St. John’s University (men). It was cool and overcast start to the season, but that didn’t slow the Yellowjackets down and they came out of the meet with a number of top-10 finishes and personal bests.First place honors went to former Superior Spartans Kevin Olson in the pole vault, who cleared the bar at a height of 4.30 meters (14 feet, 1 inch). Olson also took seventh in the long jump with a leap of 5.89 meters (19-4) and right behind was Alex Pearson (South Shore) with a jump of 5.57 meters (18-3.25. His jump, which placed him ninth, was a personal best.Pearson added a second personal record (PR) on the day when he placed third in the triple jump with a jump of 12.69 meters (41-7.75).
Downers North senior
How did you first get started in pole vaulting?
I was a sophomore and Mr. (John) Sipple was my honors chemistry teacher. He said he needed pole vaulters so I thought I’d try it out. That was my first year in track too — I had never done it before. I was going to do sprinting too but then I decided to stick to one thing.
Were you scared the first time?
I was pretty nervous because I didn’t really know what to expect. At first I was getting frustrated because I couldn’t do much, but I kept coming back and trying it and then it was fun. Once I started breaking personal records and getting that adrenaline rush, I fell in love with it.
How did you overcome the fear in the beginning?
The Fort Hays State University track and field teams took part in the Hastings Invitational on Saturday in Hastings, Neb.Junior Jamison Green finished first in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 21.89 seconds. Green also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.99 seconds. The other champion for the Tigers was sophomore Brett Ottley. Ottley won the pole vault with a vault of 15 feet, 3 inches.
Launching yourself 15 feet into the air with a pole requires a lot of technique.
York pole vault coach Joe Gianneschi, who competed at Elmwood Park High School and Eastern Illinois University, helps break down the steps, and York vaulter Nick Sgarbossa, who finished ninth at state last spring, demonstrates.
1. POLE SELECTION
Poles are selected through a weight rating system which matches the right pole based on your body weight. As your skill improves, you want to use a pole with a heavier rating. A stiffer pole returns more energy and offers a higher potential vault. The tradeoff, however, is that it is harder to control.
The distance between your hands on the pole should approximately equal the width of your shoulders. The top hand grips the pole with the palm facing upward while the bottom hand grips the pole with the palm down. The top hand should be held 6 to 12 inches from the top of the pole.
With hands close to the torso and the tip of the pole pointed up and forward, sprint down the track toward the planting box. The closer you get to the planting box, gradually lower the tip of the pole to the ground. When preparing to plant, shift your hands over your head. Continue reading
When did you start with the pole vault and how did it come about?
Freshman year I was doing gymnastics and they kind of recruited me. Coach (Mark) Tacchi came up to the gymnastics room and said they were looking for pole vaulters. A girl on the team who was older than me said, ‘Why don’t you try it’ so I gave it a try and loved it.
Were you scared at first?
I was very nervous. I couldn’t even get in the pit for a while but I stuck with it and it came eventually.
How did you get over that fear?
It comes to the point when you almost have to make a mental change, change how you attack it. You have to tell yourself to do it instead of someone else telling you to do it.
Grand Island, Nebraska –Steven Cahoy is not doing too bad for someone who started training for the pole vault in January. The Grand Island Senior High junior, in his third competitive meet, shattered the school record by clearing 15 feet, 6 inches at the Grand Island Invite Thursday. The Islanders went 1-2-3 in the event. Kevin Cahoy, Steven’s younger brother, was second at 14-0 and Allen Phengmarath took third at 13-8.Those efforts helped Grand Island dominate its home invite. The Islanders won seven total events and had 29 medalists to rack up 195 points, 112 points more than runner-up Lincoln Northeast Thursday at Grand Island Memorial Stadium. Lincoln Southeast took the girls title with 156 points, 36 more than runner-up Lincoln Northeast.Steven Cahoy, who broke his own school record of 15-1 set earlier in the season, said clearing 15-6 this early in the season is a confidence builder. He added he is glad he decided to do the pole vault.“This is incredible,” he said. “My coach (GISH pole vault coach Geoff Cyboron), my brother and family support are reasons why I’m doing so well right now. I’m loving every second of it. It’s even more exciting to have Kevin and Allen do well as well. They did great today.”