4/9/12–hmmn. It was a typical Monday. Add to that punishment running for the whole team based on leaving trash at the Sun Angel Classic. So…it should have been a poor practice. However….Will’s mission was to work on planting early and jumping at the plant. He started on his 1480 and went to his 1570 and flew. perfect plants. perfect jumps. He jumped high and vaulted deep, deep into the pits. He did so well that moving up the pole was a piece of cake. He moved up to the top of the pole. He looked so strong, fast and confident. This week is going to be some week for him! Tomorrow’s plan: some work on swing and he will be ready for Wednesday’s meet with Younkers and Washington. Number 2 vaulter Tyler was at Todd’s. Number 3 vaulter Brad had a mission to get on his 1460. And get on it he did! Bungee at 14 and after two attempts he cleared it cleanly without touching it. he had super form, speed down the runway; tall, tall plant and used the pole just right in the swing; kept the pole close to his body so he flew verticallly over the bungee. The most exciting part… Brad is holding a foot down on the pole. Raper and I are in awe. Brad is setting himself up to go very, very high. It will snowball for him… with confidence comes speed which leads to higher heights and bigger poles and more confidence and speed….Moving up that 1460 to the top. Does that mean 14-6 or 15? Will and Brad are going to be exciting to watch this week. With Tyler that means THREE Moon Valley vaulters higher than 14. And at the next level, knocking on the door are… Framarz worked on speed and on a fast rock back. He too succeeded. His speed was amazing down the runway and he put so much into the rockback that he was flying verticallly off the pole. It looks like he has gotten over the careful vaulting and found his mojo. Now to get Framarz moving up the pole and onto bigger ones. He can do it now. he has the speed. Austin had a good practice too. Surprise, Surprise.. Continue reading
Stanford Invitational–Stanford, California,–PV: 1. Keller (unat) 17-10½ (5.45); 2.Schipper (NDm) 17-6½ (5.35); 3. Inks (SLO)17-6½; 4. Cato 17-2¾ (5.25);… nh—Roth (unat) PV: 1. Gergel (Nik) 14-1¼ (4.30); 2.Stefanídi’ (Stan) 13-7¼ (4.15); 3. Zingheim (Stan) 12-7½ (3.85).
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin junior pole vaulter Simon Ward (Charlotte, N.C.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men’s Field Performer of the Week.
It is the first-ever conference honor for Ward, who won the pole vault at the Middlebury Invitational on Saturday and led a 1-2-3 finish in the event for the Polar Bears, who placed first overall in the three-team meet.
In challenging conditions for vaulting, Ward’s winning performance came on his seventh attempt, as he cleared the height of 4.30 meters. The jump was a personal best for Ward, who nearly cleared 4.40 meters on his final attempt.
“Simon had a great week of practice,” said head coach Peter Slovenski. “He’s been working on improving his takeoff, and he made a lot of progress this weekend. There was a gusty cross-wind, but Si didn’t let it bother him. He showed a lot of composure to vault so well on a day like that.”
Lake Tahoe –Douglas High’s standout pole vaulters turned in yet another impressive performance Saturday at the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif.
Senior Nick Maestretti, who has already signed a letter of intent with Kansas, took fifth in the invitational division of the pole vault with a height of 15 feet, 0.75 inches.
Senior Amanda Brazeau was ninth in the invitational division for girls’ pole vault with a height of 11-7.
|B-PV||1||14-00.00||Groom, Trevor (2015) (Clovis West, CA)||Clovis East Carnival(CA), 2012-03-10(#1)|
|B-PV||1||14-00.00||Dial, Tommy (2015) (Jenks, OK)||Jenks Invitational(OK), 2012-03-10(#3)|
|G-PV||1||12-10.25||Merritt, Kaitlyn (2015) (Santa Margarita, CA) (US#4)||Eagle Invitational(CA), 2012-03-03(#1)|
|G-PV||2||12-05.50||McKinley, Zoe (2015) (Grapevine, TX) (US#22)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#4)|
|G-PV||3||12-04.00||Summersett, Nicole (2015) (Westlake, TX) (US#24)||Highland Park Wills Girls Invitational(TX), 2012-03-24(#1)|
|G-PV||4||12-01.50||Gray, Meagan (2015) (Hays, TX) (US#28)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#10)|
|G-PV||5||12-00.00||NEW! Swift, Hannah (2015) (Canton, IL) (US#33)||Metamora Co-Ed Invitational(IL), 2012-04-07(#1)|
|G-PV||6||11-07.00||NEW! Davis, Vanessa (2015) (Desert Vista, AZ)||Arcadia Invitational(CA), 2012-04-07(#8)|
|G-PV||7||11-06.00||Bramwell, Kaija (2015) (Mountain View, AZ)||Chandler Seeded Invitational(AZ), 2012-03-24(#2)|
|G-PV||8||11-00.00||NEW! Catherine, Brooke (2015) (Normal Community West, IL)||Metamora Co-Ed Invitational(IL), 2012-04-07(#3)|
|B-PV||1||16-01.00||Jones, Avery (2014) (FEAST Home School, TX) (US#14)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#2)|
|B-PV||2||15-08.00||Gautreaux, Gavin (2014) (Catholic New Iberia, LA) (US#27)||Streva Relays(LA), 2012-03-02(#1)|
|B-PV||3||15-06.50||NEW! Colella, Luigi (2014) (Westlake, CA) (US#34)||Calabasas, Westlake @ Newbury Park CA(CA), 2012-04-05(#1)|
|B-PV||4||15-06.00||Tomlinson, Addison (2014) (Kingwood, TX) (US#36)||Rice Victor Lopez Classic(TX), 2012-03-24(#1)|
|B-PV||4||15-06.00||Carlton, Hunter (2014) (Legacy, TX) (US#36)||Mansfield Legacy Relays(TX), 2012-02-25(#2)|
|B-PV||6||15-05.00||Hunter, Carlton (2014) (Legacy, TX) (US#47)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#4)|
|B-PV||6||15-05.00||Poth, Barrett (2014) (Klein Oak, TX) (US#47)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#8)|
|B-PV||8||15-03.00||Thompson, Reese (2014) (Argyle, TX) (US#51)||Frisco ISD Relays(TX), 2012-02-25(#1) Continue reading|
|B-PV||1||16-02.75||Duvio, Dylan (2013) (John Curtis, LA) (US#7)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#4)|
|B-PV||1||16-02.75||Murphree, Daven (2013) (Harmony, TX) (US#7)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#5)|
|B-PV||3||16-01.00||McNeil, Parks (2013) (Tivy, TX) (US#14)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#3)|
|B-PV||4||15-10.00||Bertrand, Caleb (2013) (Elton, LA) (US#25)||Basile Relays(LA), 2012-03-08(#1)|
|B-PV||5||15-07.00||Zorsky, Noah (2013) (Tascosa, TX) (US#30)||West Texas Classic(TX), 2012-03-03(#1)|
|B-PV||6||15-06.00||Toney, Marc (2013) (St. Francis, CA) (US#36)||St. Francis Invitational(CA), 2012-03-17(#1)|
|B-PV||6||15-06.00||NEW! Owens, Aaron (2013) (Middleburg Heights, OH) (US#36)||Medina Relays(OH), 2012-04-07(#1)|
|B-PV||6||15-06.00||Walsh, Cole (2013) (Brophy Prep, AZ) (US#36)||Chandler Seeded Invitational(AZ), 2012-03-24(#2)|
|B-PV||9||15-05.75||Burkett, Joey (2013) (Jefferson City, MO) (US#46)||Missouri Relays(MO), 2012-03-24(#1)|
|B-PV||10||15-05.00||Robichaux, Cameron (2013) (St. Paul, LA) (US#47)||Texas Relays(TX), 2012-03-31(#7)|
B-PV 1 16-00.00 Starkey, Garrett (2012) (Basha, AZ) (US#20) Desert Classic(AZ),
B-PV 2 15-06.00 Walsh, Cole (2013) (Brophy Prep, AZ) (US#36) Chandler
B-PV 3 15-03.00 Hiett, Nathan (2013) (Basha, AZ) (US#51) Brophy Prep AMDG
B-PV 4 15-00.75 NEW! Marshall, Scott (2013) (Desert Vista, AZ) (US#62) Arcadia
B-PV 4 15-00.75 NEW! Arsenau, Matt (2012) (Desert Vista, AZ) (US#62) Arcadia
B-PV 6 15-00.00 Sisserson, Grant (2013) (Horizon, AZ) (US#70) Rattler Booster
B-PV 7 14-06.25 Wallace, William (2012) (Salpointe Catholic, AZ) Willie Williams
B-PV 8 14-06.00 Haddock, Bo (2013) (Deer Valley, AZ) Chandler Open
B-PV 9 14-03.25 NEW! Kennedy, Tommy (2012) (Desert Vista, AZ) Arcadia
B-PV 9 14-03.25 NEW! Tobin, Justin (2013) (Desert Vista, AZ) Arcadia Invitational(
B-PV 11 14-00.00 Stewart, Sayre (2012) (Canyon Del Oro, AZ) Willie Williams
B-PV 11 14-00.00 Smith, Cody (2013) (Basha, AZ) Chandler Seeded Invitational
B-PV 11 14-00.00 Schillinger, Mark (2012) (Brophy Prep, AZ) Chandler Seeded
B-PV 11 14-00.00 Cone, Tyler (2013) (Moon Valley, AZ) Chandler
Pole Vault Doc –I want to elaborate on a concept that I have been thinking about. Hopefully I can do a good job illustrating this for you as a mental skills to develop. I believe that embrace challenges with the right mentality is a very crucial skill to becoming high performing. I remember early in my career as a pole vaulter I hated going into a competition where the weather was not perfect. Meaning face winds or cross winds or less then ideal 75 degree weather. I always became frustrated before the competition even started, that would lead to elevated anxiety and or course a poor performance. Later in my career I told myself that I wanted to be a great conditions jumper. I spent my career in Utah, and if you know Utah is can snow in the summer time and be 80 in the winter. It is just unpredictable. So I spent time with a performance enhancement expert developing a mindset of being a great conditions jumper. So we created a plan for what to focus on when the conditions were bad. I told him that you want to scoot your starting step up a little to prevent over striding because of the face wind and always remember to start out relaxed. Often pole vaulters start out too fast because they think they have to work harder in a wind. Well I used this plan then I got excited about the next time I could use this plan in a competition. I began to embrace the challenge of wanting to beat the elements. Shortly there after I got my chance. We were down at Arizona State University, Continue reading
DUNCAN, Oklahoma — Around the year 1978, if you were to mention the sport of pole vaulting in Marlow, you were probably talking about one person: Joe Dial.
A proud native of Stephens County and an Outlaw alumnus, the 50-year-old Dial is still heavily involved with the sport of pole vaulting, and to no one’s surprise, still having success.
These days, Dial is busy getting the next generation of pole vaulting stars ready as the head track and field coach at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where one of his star athletes Jack Whitt is following in his coach’s footsteps.
Whitt has already broken Dial’s own high school record clearing 17 feet 10.35 inches, and also won three consecutive state titles for Norman North High School.
“It’s amazing how we have traveled pretty much the same identical paths to success,” Dial said. “He’s really a good kid and works really hard just like I did. 12 years of working hard brought me success and I’m glad to share my talents and wisdom from what I’ve learned.
“It’s one thing to do it, but it’s a completely different thing to teach pole vaulting to someone.”
During his time as an Outlaw, Dial was a four time state pole vaulting champion from 1978-81, including two-time 2A state long jump champion in 1980 and 1981, where he set the current Class 2A state record in the long jump with 23’05” He was also the first pole vaulter to clear 18 feet.
- At Deer Valley High School on Saturday
- –Boys: 9:30 am…Girls after boys
- Starting heights for Pole Vault will be 7′ for girls and 9′ for boys
- 27 schools
- no weigh in
Pole Vault–from Athletic.net
1. Garrett Starkey 16′ 0.00 12 AZ Basha Desert Classic Sat, Mar 3
2. Cole Walsh 15′ 6.00 11 AZ Brophy College Prep Chandler Rotary Invitational Sat, Mar 24
3. Grant Sisserson 15′ 5.00 11 AZ Horizon Horizon vs Washington Wed, Feb 29
4. Nathan Hiett 15′ 3.00 11 AZ Basha Brophy AMDG Thu, Mar 8
5. * Scott Marshall 15′ 0.75 11 AZ Desert Vista Arcadia Invitational – Day Two Sat, Apr 7
* Matt Arsenau 15′ 0.75 12 AZ Desert Vista Arcadia Invitational – Day Two Sat, Apr 7
7. Will Hooper 15′ 0.00 10 AZ Moon Valley Glendale Union District Relays Fri, Mar 30
8. William Wallace 14′ 6.41 12 AZ Salpointe Catholic Willie Williams Invitational Sat, Mar 17
9. Adrian Childress 14′ 6.00 11 AZ Copper Canyon Peoria Invitational Sat, Mar 31
Bo Haddock 14′ 6.00 11 AZ Deer Valley Chandler Rotary Invitational Fri, Mar 23
Keith Williams 14′ 6.00 12 AZ Payson 2012 NPA Skydome Classic Wed, Mar 7
12. * Tommy Kennedy 14′ 3.26 12 AZ Desert Vista Arcadia Invitational – Day One Fri, Apr 6
* Justin Tobin 14′ 3.26 11 AZ Desert Vista Arcadia Invitational – Day One Fri, Apr 6
14. * Timothy Duckworth 14′ 3.00 10 AZ Arcadia Wednesday Qualifier Wed, Apr 4