2012 Big South 3A Conference Track and Field Championships POLE VAULT — 1, Alexa McCullen, Forestview, 8-6; 2, Aneisy Cardo, Kings Mountain, 8-6; T-3, Caroline Law, South Point, 7-6; T-3, Mariel Finger, North Gaston, 7-6; 5, Brooks Churn, South Point, 7-
- Will Hooper MV 15-0
- Brad Linder MV 14-1
- Tyler Cone MV 14-0
- Thomas Balls TB 14-0
- Micah Sparks AP 13-0
- Cole Humphries WA 12-0
- Tristan Stoutenburg WA 11-6
- Ali Mohammed TB 11-6
- John Wenig TB 11-0
- Logan Marshall TB 11-0
- Kaler Morris AP 10-6
- Andrew CO 9-6
- Benton Varela TB 9-0
- Michael Gardner GY 9-0
- Logan Rader GY 9-0
- Bryce Kennon WA 9-0
- J.. Dylan CO 8-6
- Tyler Hill GY 8-0
- Adam Serrando GY 7-6
- Antonio Nunez AP 6-6
- Framarz Alam MV nh
Georgia true freshman Morgann Leleux was named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman of the Week for the third time in the 2012 outdoor season following her performance at the Drake Relays, according to an announcement from the league office.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (UA) – For the fourth time this season, and second during the outdoor campaign, Tina Sutej was named the Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. The selection follows her victory in the pole vault at the 118th Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The weekly honor for Sutej from the SEC is the 13th of her career.”Tina is the consummate competitor,” head coach Lance Harter said. “She is very composed and handles different, sometimes negative conditions in respects to swirling winds and other conditions that might distract others. She has the tendency to just stay cool, calm and collected to make sure she can give her best effort against whoever happens to challenge.”Sutej successfully defended her pole vault title at Penn to become a three-time champion at the prestigious event. The win was her third straight at Penn, a victory she secured with a final clearance of 4.35m/14-3.25. With the first-place finish, Sutej extended her season winning streak to nine meets, dating back to the start of the indoor campaign.The win represented the seventh Penn Relays pole vault title for the Razorbacks in the past 10 years. Including Sutej (2010-12), the list of Arkansas pole vault winners at Penn includes April Steiner (2003), Stacie Manuel (2004), Jodi Unger (2006) and Katie Stripling (2007). Overall, the program now has 15 event titles at Penn Relays.more
Tennessee Director of Track & Field J.J. Clark announced Tuesday the signing of a talented and diverse class of eight student-athletes to national letters of intent. Six members of the group were ranked on Track & Field News’ 2011 comprehensive and/or 2012 indoor high school top performers lists, including a local product including pole vaulter Jacob Blankenship (Blacklick, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln H.S.) Blankenship (6-0, 180) is the most decorated of the class, winning a bronze medal in the men’s pole vault at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France, at 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches. His personal best, however, is a 17-6 1/2 indoor clearance at the Oberlin High School Invitational on Feb. 26, which came after he had navigated 17-4 1/2 on Jan. 21 at the Reno Pole Vault Summit. His newest personal best tied him for number two in the U.S. on the Track & Field News indoor prep list in 2012, and he remains No. 3 on TFN’s comprehensive indoor/outdoor list this season.In addition to winning at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals (17-0) and 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals (outdoor PR of 17-0 3/4), the All-American also is a 2011 USA TODAY All-USA Track & Field Team member, two-time all-state performer (2011 victor) and three-time all-conference honoree. He is the owner of the Ohio indoor (17-6 1/2) and outdoor (17-0 3/4) records and co-owner of the OHSAA Division I state meet record (17-0) as well. more
Eastern Washington U. Keisa Monterola made the most of her outdoor debut. The Venezuelan pole vaulter broke EWU’s school record, the Roos Field record and the Pelluer Invitational record with a jump of 14-0 at the 41st Annual Pelluer Invitational in Cheney, Wash. The jump qualifies her for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships and the NCAA West Regionals. “It’s nice to see Keisa out here competing,” said vault coach Eric Allison. “It was a good way to start her season with a conference and regional qualifying mark. Emily Roberts hit the previous EWU record of 13-1 1/2 in 2003. Montana State’s Elouise Rudy owned the previous Pelluer and Roos Field records with marks of 12-9 1/2 and 13-1 1/2, respectively. Continue reading
Princeton–Freshman Adam Bragg is a promising pole vaulter on the track team who finished as the runner-up in the Larry Ellis Invitational less than two weeks ago, bettering his previous personal record by about 10 cm to raise his mark to 5.06m. Ahead of the Heptagonals this weekend, the ‘Prince’ talked to Bragg about samurai swords, Hannah Montana and the athlete’s burden of dealing with a phenomenon that can perhaps best be described as the flocking of chicks.
Q: What is your role on the track team?
A: I’m a pole vaulter, and you know pole vaulters have the reputation of being the guys who goof around and have a lot of fun, but after we get work done we’re the goofballs on the team. We’ll have [senior] Dave Slovenski riding the unicycle around, throwing the football around, just having a good time really. We’re the fun ones.
Q: What are some of your athletic accomplishments?
A: For pole vaulting, I just cleared a PR of 5.06m, which is like a 16-foot-7.5-inch, so that puts me in good standing for Heps. I can throw a dodgeball pretty fast, and I competed in trampoline internationally as well. Continue reading
perfectly. That’s what I want to get into, computer engineering.”The senior added, “(It’s) just a fascination I have had for a while with technology in general. I have narrowed it down, but it’s computers I want to get into.”Grinde said that he had no nerves over the signing event.“I’m okay with it, it’s another progression in my life going from high school to college,” Grinde said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”Monroe City track and field head coach Tony DeGrave said S&T presents a good opportunity for Grinde.“It’s a great Continue reading
NORTH FOND DU LAC, WI – Hope Kubicek tied the school record in the pole vault on her way to four wins as Mayville swept Tuesday’s Flyway track and field triangular at North Fond du Lac.The Cardinal girls piled up 96 points compared to Winnebago Lutheran Academy (58) and the hosts (51). Mayville’s boys also won with 79 points, followed by the Vikings (61) and the Orioles (35).“It was a good night to vault,” Mayville girls coach Brent Ellington said. “Hope had some real nice vaults and almost made 10 feet.”Kubicek settled for a height of 9-6.more
ROCHELLE, IL — Tyler Rivera was the unlikely hero for the Hubs on Tuesday night, leading Rochelle’s boys to an easy team title in the Ogle County Track and Field Meet.The Hawks’ Austin McCourt became a three-time Ogle County pole vaulting champ when he cleared a personal high 14 feet. more
Pole vaulter helps Olympic efforts–LOUGHBOROUGH UK– pole vaulter Kate Dennison jumped into action to help St Bartholomews Primary Schools Olympic preparations.Pupils at the Quorn school have been doing lots of work themed around the London 2012 games during the past few months and the highlight was a visit from the former British champion and record holder.She took time out from her training towards qualifying for the games to talk to an assembly, answer pupils questions and talk to the schools radio programme.Kate said: Its great that the kids are so enthusiastic about the Olympics. more
Pole Vault — 1, Schroeck, Emily, Jefferson, 9-06 (new meet record; old record 9-3 by Jacque Mellinger, Power, 2005). 2, Zwerneman, Ellie, Choteau, 8-06. 3, Carette, Olivia, Cut Bank, 8-00. 4, Graff, Katelyn, Chester/Jopl, J8-00. 5, Strausser, Sarah, Jefferson, 7-06. 5, Rettig, Tylynn, North Star, 7-06. 7, Stahl, Jamie, Winnett, J7-06. 8, Hopp-Juden, Tasha, Cascade, J7-06. 9, Dodson, Madison, Cut Bank, J7-06. 10, Brown, Rayann, Roy-Winifred, 7-00.
Pole Vault — 1, Nelson, Levi, Cascade, 12-00. 2, Gollahon, Kyle, Choteau, 11-06. 3, Crabtree, Chance, Choteau, 11-00. 4, French, Jake, Choteau, J11-00. 5, Connerton, Shad, Stanford/Gey, 10-06. 6, Norskog, Chance, Stanford/Gey, 10-00. 7, Pepos, John, Cascade, J10-00. —, Evans, Kyle, Fort Benton, NH. —, O’Neal, Rye, Valier, NH
SMEREDEVO (SRB): The symbolic foundation stone of the new athletics stadium was laid on Monday in the town of Smeredevo in Serbia situated 50 km from Belgrade. The venue is named after Sergey Bubka, Olympic champion, 10 times outdoor and indoor world champion, 35 times pole vault world record holder, as well as IOC member, IAAF Vice-President and President of Ukrainian NOC. The stadium will be constructed inside the medieval Smederevo Fortress built in the 15th century when the town was the Serbian capital. Running track surface is expected to be completed over the next two months. It will be July when the arena hosts its first national competitions. The first international event will take place at the Sergey Bubka Stadium before the summer ends. Sergey Bubka took part in the foundation stone laying ceremony wishing that the new venue would serve to promote sport among the young Serbians and help to bring new athletic stars from Serbia on the world stage more
Tunkhannock, PA–Tunkhannock’s boys took fifth and Elk Lake’s girls took sixth for the best area team finishes in the Ninth Annual Lasagna Invitational at Wyalusing on Friday.The Tiger boys were led by Ryan Karnopp and Josh Colley who topped the pole vault and long jump, respectively.Karnopp’s 13-6 in the pole vault was a full six inches ahead of second place finisher Jeremy Dibble of Montrose.Pole vault: TA’s Karnopp took first with 13-6; 8-Jeremy Schwartzrauber, EL-11-6; 14-Jimmy DeWitt, TA-10-6.Pole vault: TA’s Distacio took 2nd at 9-6, behind Devan Kerecman’s 11-0 from Holy Cross. 7-Ashley Dunn, TA- 8-0.