Brad Linder pr’s from 13’3 to 13’6 and then to 14′!!! Good job Moon Valley Pole Vault!!!
Brad Linder pr’s from 13’3 to 13’6 and then to 14′!!! Good job Moon Valley Pole Vault!!!
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Freshman All-American Victoria von Eynatten finished runner-up in the women’s pole vault as members of the Virginia Tech pole vault crew competed on day two of the Sea Ray Relays, hosted by the University of Tennessee, at Tom Black Track Friday.von Eynatten was one of four competitors to clear a height of 13-1.5 (4.00m) and she finished second on misses to former Indiana University All-American Vera Neuenswander, who competed unattached. After passing at the first four heights, von Eynatten cleared her opening height of 12-5.5 (3.80m) on her first attempt, before taking two attempts to go over 12-9.5 (3.90m). She then had a first attempt make at 13-1.5 (4.00m), before faltering at 13-5.25 (4.10m).Freshman All-American Martina Schultze finished seventh with a clearance of 12-9.5 (3.90m), while redshirt sophomore Leigh Allin was ninth at 11-11.75 (3.65m) and took attempts at an outdoor personal best of 12-5.5 (3.80m). Redshirt freshman Lyndsey Saunders tied for 12th at 10-11.75 (3.35m).Tech redshirt freshman Matt Hoogland also competed in the open section of the men’s pole vault, but could not negotiate the opening bar of 14-1.25 (4.30m).
BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University women’s track and field picked up 12 first-place finishes on Friday, dominating the 2012 Appalachian Outdoor Open at Kidd Brewer Stadium.The Mountaineers, who wrapped up their final meet before next week’s Southern Conference Outdoor Championship, put forth another strong effort in both the track and field events.Chelsea Farr picked up a victory in the pole vault competition with a leap of 12’6″ to top her personal best and give her the third-highest mark in school history. Cassie Crawford took second in the pole vault while Meredith Wilson and Debra Domermuth tied for fourth.
Event 6 Men Pole Vault
1 Stowe, Jacob Appalachian 4.90m 16-00.75
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – High school coaches have long been credited with building character and teaching the life lessons that can’t be learned in the classrooms.One local coach is teaching perhaps the most valuable lessons of all—never quit and never take things for granted.The pole vault coach at Ashley High School, Keith Kopka, was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, two years ago. The condition slowly robs its victims of their motor skills and the average lifespan after diagnosis is five years.Last year, Kopka decided to make the most of the time he has left by getting more involved in his oldest son’s life. So he started coaching Bruce’s team.The same season Bruce set the freshman record at Ashley.”A lot of things go through my mind, I mean, am I going to see my kids graduate from high school? I don’t know,” Kopka said.Even though both of his legs no longer function, Kopka is still able to coach his team through all of their ups and downs.”Basically we jump,” said pole vaulter Zach Maynard. “He tells us what to do. He sees what’s wrong and we try to fix it based on what he says.”Kopka—who is the younger brother of WECT’s Kim Ratcliff—freely talks about his vaulting experience, but the most valuable advice he gives is something that everyone can learn from.”Every day you wake up and hope for the best,” Continue reading
The Woodlands HS
Women Pole Vault
1 Nixon, Julia College Park 10-09.00
2 Connor, Kasey The Woodland 10-00.00
3 Tiblow, Hali Humble Kingw 9-06.00
4 Zuspan, Kara The Woodland 9-06.00
5 Mann, Allison Conroe Oak R 9-00.00
6 Mattingly, Allie Conroe Oak R 9-00.00
7 Dorough, Autum Conroe Oak R 8-06.00
8 Harris, Olivia Humble Kingw 8-06.00
9 Flematti, Kristina Humble Kingw 8-00.00
Event 4 Men Pole Vault
1 Tomlison, Addison Humble Kingw 15-03.00
2 Cosculluela, Max The Woodland 13-06.00
3 McMahon, Cary Humble Kingw 13-06.00 UIL rule 7-3-4
4 Reavis, Sam The Woodland 13-06.00
5 Ste. Marie, Michael Humble Atasc 12-06.00
6 Dill, Joey Humble Kingw 12-06.00
7 Jones, Connor The Woodland 12-00.00
8 Barrett, Cody Conroe Oak R 12-00.00
9 Bartlett, Braxton Humble Atasc 11-06.00
|PV||5.65 | 18-6½||Stepan Janácek (Czech Republic)||OG 00|
|5.65 | 18-6½||Rens Blom (Holland)||OG 00|
|5.65 | 18-6½||Romain Mesnil (France)||OG 04|
|5.65 | 18-6½||Matti Mononen (Finland)||OG 04|
|5.65 | 18-6½||Spas Bukhalov (Bulgaria)||WC 07|
|5.65 | 18-6½||Feiliang Liu (China)||WC 07|
|PV||4.50 | 14-9||Naroa Agirre (Spain)||WC 07|
|4.50 | 14-9||Shuying Gao (China)||WC 07|
|4.50 | 14-9||Jillian Schwartz (US)||WC 07|
|4.50 | 14-9||Anna Giordano Bruno (Italy)||WC 09|
|4.50 | 14-9||Nicole Büchler (Switzerland)||WC 09|
|4.50 | 14-9||Schwartz||WC 09|
|4.50 | 14-9||Alana Boyd (Australia)||WC 11|
|4.50 | 14-9||Büchler||WC 11|
|4.50 | 14-9||Kate Dennison (Great Britain)||WC 11|
|4.50 | 14-9||Kylie Hutson (US)||WC 11|
Derek McAllister of Oak Creek won the pole vault with 13 feet even at Saturday’s Franklin Indoor Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.McAllister’s effort was the lone individual first place earned by the local trio of Oak Creek, Franklin and Whitnall at the meet, which marked the conclusion of the indoor track and field season.Colton Bunn of Franklin in the pole vault at 12-0
Astronaut Mark Kelly — who became the center of international attention when his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in the head during a 2011 assassination attempt — was the keynote speaker at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation’s annual luncheon. The foundation raises money to fund police needs not included in the city’s budget.In remarks at the Westin Hotel that lasted about 45 minutes, Kelly touched on a number of subjects, from his wife’s obsession with U2 lead singer Bono to the unpredictability of life.
On his arm: Kelly was wearing a sophisticated brace to immobilize his right arm. He said he had torn his bicep while using some of his daughter’s pole-vaulting equipment. Kelly said he had pole-vaulted in high school. “I was telling my wife about how much my arm hurt,” Kelly said. “She looked up from her fruit and yogurt and said ‘You’ve gotta be kidding me.’
On his wife: “She’s doing well, Continue reading
Harlingen pole vaulter strives for wins at track meets The wins just keep rolling in for Blake White.
The 17-year-old pole vaulter at Harlingen High School South took first place in his division April 10 at the 31-5A District Track and Field Meet in Edinburg with a jump of 15 feet and 3 inches. He also took first place March 23 when he jumped 15 feet and 6 inches at the 37th annual Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association Meet of Champions at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco.
“I feel like it was good, it was an accomplishment,” said White, the son of Brad White and Denene Fultz. “But I guess the only meets that really count in my opinion are regionals and state. So that’s what I’m working for, leading up to. The other meets in between are just practice.”Those meets, said head boys track coach Ralph De La Rosa, are the Region IV-5A Track and Field Meet later this month at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, and the UIL State Track and Field Championship at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin next month.
De La Rosa is quite pleased with his young athlete’s progress.
“I’ve just been ecstatic with him,” De La Rosa said. “He’s been doing really good with us the last couple of years.”
White, a senior, plans to attend the University of Texas-Arlington on an athletic scholarship. He began pole vaulting in the seventh grade. He never tried any other track and field sport. Something about pole vaulting just grabbed his attention.
“It was a thriller and fun at the same time so I wanted to try it,” he said.
What does it take to be a good pole vaulter?
“Speed, upper body strength, body control, and you’ve gotta be slightly crazy I guess, and no fear of heights,” he said.
De La Rosa agreed. Continue reading
Coach Stanley Redwine is sure that the track and field team will be ready to compete in it’s only home meet of the year, the Kansas Relays.He is just as sure that they will not be overlooking the other meets on their schedule For now, there is still one more meet to focus on before they return to compete in Lawrence. This weekend, the team travels to Texas once again for the UTEP Invitational with a chance to get into a rhythm the week before the Kansas Relays. Rhythm is everything, according to pole vault coach Tom Hays. Rhythm in the team’s activities, training, and especially in the vault.“If you get in the rhythm in the vault your confidence goes a lot higher,” Hays said. “You might be able to grip up two or three fingers. You’re just going to hit it more elastic and bigger with rhythm.”Sophomore Alex Bishop and freshman Greg Lupton appeared to get into rhythm last week at the Emporia State Relays, where they both jumped to a new personal record. Bishop’s jump currently ranks 17th in the NCAA, while Lupton stands at 30th.Coach Hays has teased the two, saying that they were still jumping on high school poles; it was not until recently that they switched to bigger poles. These are the poles that will allow them to vault over the bigger heights and Continue reading
Thousand Oaks, CA. –Entering high school, Kim Sanchez was destined to be a star swimmer.There was just one little hiccup. Sanchez’s best friend, Imogen Browder, wanted to do track.Sanchez decided to give track a whirl.“I’m glad I started doing it,” Sanchez said. “I started pole vaulting. I wanted to give all my time to it.”Now she’s a pole vault maestro for the Oaks Christian track and field team.Sanchez is dedicated to and focused on her craft—pole vaulting is the senior’s only event. It’s the only sport she does, and she does it all year round.Why is she so passionate about pole vaulting?“I’ve always been super competitive,” the 18-year-old said.“This was a new challenge. I wanted to be the best at something. I wanted to have my thing that was fun to do.”The Lion vaulted a personal record 11 feet, 6 inches at the Ventura County Championships at Moorpark last spring.Sanchez’s best vault so far this year is 10-6. She’ll compete at Saturday’s Maurice Greene Invitational at Oaks Christian.A former Olympic champion, Greene is in his third season coaching Lion sprinters.“I’ve gone back to basics,” Sanchez said after Monday’s practice. “I’m going back to fundamentals. I’ve retaught myself smaller techniques to help improve my form to get better.”She wants to clear Lauren Radke’s school-record 12 feet in the pole vault.Described as a “trail blazer” in pole vaulting for Continue reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer –SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Ernest John Obiena fortified his chances of making the national team when he salvaged a silver medal in the recent 2012 Taiwan International Indoor pole vault championships.A second generation athlete who is the son of former national team member Emerson Obiena, he cleared the bar at 4.41 meters to place second in the 11-man junior contest ruled by Malaysia’s Mohd Mehamed who jumped 4.61m.His performance boosted the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association’s developmental pool, which is already being primed up for next year’s Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.It also ended the Filipino tracksters’ medal drought this year after four international tournaments.Filipino Jerome Margallo posted 4.56m for fifth place in men’s category. Women’s entry Riezel Buenaventura also placed fifth in her division with a 3.66m effort.The elder Obiena served as their coach.“These are very young kids with very good potential, we are just starting to give them exposure so they will be ready in the next few years,” said Patafa president Go Teng Kok.
St. Louis –Sophomore Anna Etherington set a school record in the pole vault as one of eight event champions for the WUSTL track & field team April 7 at the WU Select Meet.Both the men’s and women’s teams finished second in the team standings. The women scored 110 points as the Bears were edged out by North Central College (114) for the team title. Illinois Wesleyan University finished third with 107.5 points.A week after clearing a career-best height of 3.75 meters, Etherington added another 12 centimeters to her personal-best to shatter the school record en route to winning the women’s pole vault. She cleared 3.87m on her first attempt to win the event and break the four-year-old school record of 3.76m set by Morgen Leonard-Fleckman.In the past two weeks, Etherington has now bettered her outdoor career-best in the event by 31 centimeters. Her mark from Saturday’s meet ranks fourth in NCAA Division III this season.
Men’s vault has 28 vaulters – Women’s has 23. Men’s vault starts at 9:30. Girls to follow.
Please note: Boys PV – Flight 1 – starting height will be 10-6, Flight 2 – 9-0.
Girls PV – Flight 1- starting height is 7-6 and Flight 2 at 7-0
Boys Pole Vault Flight 1 Finals 1 Haddock, Bo Deer Valley 15-01.00 2 Childress, Adrian Copper Canyo 14-06.00 3 Cone, Tyler Moon Valley 14-00.00 4 Linder, Brad Moon Valley 14-00.00 5 Szostek, Jacob Westview 13-01.00 6 Burbank, Paul Westview 13-00.00 7 Rotenberger, Joseph Raymond S Ke 12-09.00 8 Burch, Zach Millennium 12-06.00 9 Nielsen, Tatum Liberty 12-06.00 10 Marian, Vali Valley Vista 12-06.00 11 Linhart, Brian Deer Valley 12-06.00 12 Jerin, Jordan Ironwood 12-00.00 13 Arrington, Jacob Deer Valley 12-00.00 14 Dickison, Michael Pinnacle 12-00.00 15 Bodnar, Chris Willow Canyo 11-06.00 16 Noriega, Vincent Liberty 11-06.00 17 Perez, Richee Mohave 11-00.00 18 Smith, Darien Willow Canyo 11-00.00 Flight 2 Finals 1 David, Moore Centennial 10-06.00 2 Mercado, Josh Westview 10-06.00 3 Latier, Tyler Moon Valley 10-06.00