Brasilia, May 19.- Cuban Yarisley Silva 4,65 m jump is the new Polevault record at the Grand Prix of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Silva -Pan-Am champion of Guadalajara-2011 and finalist in Daegu-2011- was trailed by Brazilian Fabiana Murer (4,50), last year’s World Champion, and Cuban Dailis Caballero (4,40).
Shotput and javelin also hoarded Gold medals through Misleydis Gonzalez -whose 18,53 m pushing back Chilean Natalia Duco (18,11) and Brazilian Geisa Arcanjo (17,63)- as Yanelis Ribiaux’s implement marked 59,03m and Janet Cruz’s 57,86 m-Silver; and host Laila Ferrer’s 57,82.
Cuba also won two Silver medals in tripplejump – Osviel Hernandez 16,32m- and discus thrower Jorge Fernandez (62,28), while Carlos Veliz scored a Bronze in shotput (19,73m).
The Caribbean Island came in third to clock 3.05.9 in men’s 4 x 400 meters after Brazil A – 3.04.53 and Venezuela (3.05:01). (Prensa Latina).
Illinois –Woodstock North’s Jon Walsh offered his coaches a bold prediction at the end of the 2011 track and field season.“I told them I was going to win [the pole vault at Class 2A] state,” Walsh said. “[Assistant coach] Bruce Farris never lets me forget that one.”Walsh simply declared his intentions to improve, and since he has raised his performance by almost 3 feet, he has lived up to his words so far. The Thunder senior is ranked among the state’s best pole vaulters as he heads to the IHSA Class 2A Richmond-Burton Sectional Meet, which starts at 4 p.m. today.
“I’m really excited,” Walsh said. “All summer I was training, almost every single day. I’ve been pretty much living pole vault for the last year.”
Walsh also will compete in the high, long and triple jumps, although pole vault is his main event. He has the best vault (15 feet, 6 inches) and long jump (22-1) in the Northwest Herald Track and Field Honor Roll, which chronicle’s the area’s top performances of the season Continue reading
Lakeland, Florida– senior Josh McDaniel won a Class 3A state title in the pole vault on Friday. He jumped 15 feet 6 inches to win it, beating out competitors by 6 inches. McDaniel was a runner up in the event last year. His 15-6 mark was the best in all classifications in Florida this year more
Clark County, Wa. –Now, two Clark County boys have state-leading marks in track and field.Skyview’s Jameson Shirley cleared a personal best of 15 feet, 7 inches to win the pole vault at the Class 4A bi-district track and field meet Friday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.Shirley’s mark moved the senior to the top of the state’s best marks this season. Union’s Joe Thompson finished third at 13-6. more
ELK GROVE, CA – The bar quivered in place, teasing Golden Valley senior Steven Pust. But it didn’t fall.
He had been pole vaulting for eight years, waiting for a major reward. He got it Friday night with a first-time clearance of 16 feet and a Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 title.
“Just insane,” Pust exclaimed. “The closest you can get to flying as a human being. That’s why I do it.”
Pust topped 16 feet, 1 inch, on his final attempt — a personal best by 6 inches.
It launched him into some thin air — sixth-best in the state and one of only about 10 in California who’ve negotiated 16 feet this season.
The first to greet Pust was his friendly rival Reed White of Vacaville, who led the section until Friday’s competition at Elk Grove High. The two hugged, a sign of both sportsmanship and the all-for-one camaraderie always seen in this event.
“We’ve been going back and forth all season,” Pust said. “We’ve competed since we were sophomores.” Continue reading
LAKEWOOD, Colorado — Karli Jelden propped herself up from the pole vault pit, tears running down her face, and thrust her arms in the air.
Anxiously awaiting a public display of affection were her older sister, Kaelie, teammate Jazmin Schwark and maybe the best supporter Jelden’s ever had — her late grandpa, Dave, who died earlier this year after a bout with cancer.
“When the (meet) official hugged me and told me ‘Your grandpa was looking out for you,’ it really hit home,” said Jelden, again unable to hold back the tears. “That means so much to me.
“You know what?” Jelden added. “I think he was.”
Oh, by the way, the reason for all the emotion — Jelden cleared 11 feet, 2 inches in the pole vault, setting a new Class 3A state record to claim her third straight state title in the event at Jeffco Stadium. Continue reading
OMAHA – Classes A and C picked up where B and D left off on Friday, as they began session two of the Nebraska State Track Meet at Burke Stadium in Omaha.Session two only produced one state champion for area participants, as Allexis Mengheni defended her Class A pole vault crown with a second consecutive title. Fighting a strong cross wind, Menghini had less misses than Papillion-La Vista South’s Elizabeth Stanton, as each made 11-02.Menghini had an early miss at 10-10 to fall behind, but came back to clear 11-02 on her first attempt, while Stanton missed, to gain the lead back for the win.”I wasn’t too worried, I just know how to get after it and no more misses and stuff like that,” said Menghini. “I’m pretty happy, but I’m a little disappointed I didn’t get a PR [personal record]. I guess I’m pleased.”It was a horrible cross wind and you had to be patient for it to go down. It was definitely a big factor and made it lot more difficult, but everyone had to vault in it – so it was fair.”Vault coach Casey Werkmeister knew Continue reading
Olympic champion pole vaulter Steve Hooker has failed to clear a height in his first international competition of the year.The West Australian failed three attempts to clear 5.30 metres in Saturday night’s rainy Diamond League meet in Shanghai. Hooker didn’t make an imprint in his return to the world stage after last week clearing Australia’s Olympic qualifying mark of 5.72m at his personal training base in Perth.The Beijing Olympic champion battled in the wet conditions
Boys Pole Vault 2A
1 Brooks Devine 11 Marion County 13-06.00 10 xo+1
2 Justin Wynne 12 Paducah Tilghman J13-06.00 8 xo+2
3 Zack Kelsey 11 Rowan County 12-06.00 6
4 John Chambers 12 Elizabethtown 11-06.00 5 o
5 Jordan Anderson 11 Fleming County J11-06.00 4 xo
6 Dylan Withers 10 Lloyd Memorial 11-00.00 3
7 George Shadburne 11 Christian Acad. J11-00.00 2 xo+no
8 Aaron Miller 12 Mercer County J11-00.00 0.50 xo+1
8 Shane Golden 12 Warren East J11-00.00 0.50 xo+1
Girls Pole Vault 2A
1 Jessica Gabhart 12 Elizabethtown 9-00.00 10
2 Shelby Stringer 10 Casey County 8-06.00 8
3 Julia Woods 11 Mason County 8-00.00 6 o+o
4 Rachel Wesley 12 Boyle County 8-00.00 5 xo+o
5 Natalie Newman 11 North Oldham 8-00.00 4 xxo+o
6 Jane Jenkins 12 Ashland Blazer 7-06.00 1.20 o+o
6 Haley Oliver 10 North Oldham 7-06.00 1.20 o+o
6 Haley Brown 09 Knox Central 7-06.00 1.20 o+o
6 Nicole Nagy 11 Casey County 7-06.00 1.20 o
6 Tessa Sipe 10 Christian Acad. 7-06.00 1.20 o+o
11 Valerie Barnes 12 Trigg County 7-00.00 xo+o
12 Isabelle Ison 07 Highlands 7-00.00 xo+1 Continue reading
The Second Diamond League event in Shanghai proves disappointing for Steve Hooker, who no heighted and the U.S. with Brad Walker taking third and Mark Hollis 8th. The Chinese and Germans were tough. Mohr and Yang took the gold. Next up, the women in Rome.
- 1 MOHR Malte GER 5.55 (18-2) -
- 1 YANG Yansheng CHN 5.55 -
- 3 OTTO Björn GER 5.55 -
- 3 WALKER Brad USA 5.55 -
- 5 FILIPPIDIS Konstantinos GRE 5.45 (17-8)
- 6 GRUBER Hendrik GER 5.45 -
- 7 ZHANG Wei CHN 5.30 =PB (17-3)
- 8 HOLLIS Mark USA 5.30 -
- HOOKER Steven AUS NM -
- YURCHENKO Denys UKR NM
MENOMONIE, Wisconsin (May 18, 2012) – UW-Stout’s Andrea Krueger (So, Menomonie) won the pole vault event at the UW-Oshkosh Last Chance Meet and earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships next week in Claremont, Calif.. Krueger jumped a career-best 12-feet, 5.50-inches, second best in school history, to win the event by just under a foot. Krueger had jumped 11-7.75 the night before at UW-La Crosse more
Women Pole Vault
1 Krueger, Andrea SO UW – Stout 3.80m 12-05.50
2 Pilon, Melanie SO UW – Whitewate 3.50m 11-05.75 Continue reading