Rochester, Minnesota ==Ariel Hayward was one of those bouncy kids who would just as soon jump over things rather than walk around.
“Anything and everything, it seemed like she would jump over it,” said her mother, Kathy Hayward-Adams. “She started tumbling at a young age, and hasn’t really quit.
“I had no idea what it would lead to.”
Even now, the Rochester Century senior jumps over things, but on an entirely different level. Instead of, say, jumping over a foot stool in the living room, Hayward now flies more than 11 feet off the ground.
She is, of course, a pole vaulter, and a very good one.
Her best vault — 11-feet, 10-inches at the Big Nine Conference meet two weeks ago — ranks among the best in the state.
So will be among the favorites Saturday as the two-day Class AA state track and field meet wraps up at Hamline University in St. Paul. more
DES MOINES, Iowa — Alex Acker earned her first All-America honor by finishing fifth in the pole vault Wednesday at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium. Acker, a senior at Oklahoma, vaulted 14 feet 31/4 inches to match her outdoor record and become the third Sooner pole vaulter to earn All-American recognition. She qualified by finishing eighth in an eight-round jump off at the NCAA West Preliminaries a week ago. more
ALLENDALE, MICH.–Grand Valley State Sophomore Kristen Hixson of Remus and senior Jocelyn Kuksa of Palatine, Ill., finished 1-2 in the pole vault at the outdoor championships, with Hixson clearing an NCAA Division II outdoor meet record of 13 feet, 7 1/4 inches. Earlier in the season, Hixson cleared 13-7.75 – the second-best vault in Division II history. more
All Mesa Arizona Tribune Team –Pole Vault Garrett Starkey Sr. Basha Div. I champ vaulted to No. 2 on all-time list at 17-0 Second Team –Pole Vault Cole Walsh Jr. Brophy Broke out of 16-foot pack with 16-5 clearance at Meet of Champions more
John Burroughs’ junior Andrew Bartnett, a Webster Groves resident, is on his way up – over 14 feet up, feet first.
Bartnett, a pole vaulter on this year’s John Burroughs School (JBS) track team, took second place last week at the Class 3 Missouri State Finals in Jefferson City with a vault of 14 feet 3 inches.
In each of the last four weeks of competitions, Bartnett has set a new personal best vault: from 13 feet, to 13 feet six inches, to 14 feet, saving his best for the state finals at 14 feet 3 inches. He set a new JBS school record. Taking first was Christian Locke from Hannibal with a vault of 14 feet 6 inches
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1 Ian West 14’06.00″
2 Carson Waters 13’06.00″(A)
3 Cayman Ellis 13’05.50″
4 Rod Trujillo ’96 13’00.00″(A)
4 Heath Stacy 13’00.00″
6 Max Fleming ’97 12’06.75″(A)
7 Austin Hanock 12’06.00″
8 Drake Waldie 12’00.25″
9 Joshua Cady ’96 11’07.75″(A)
9 Josh Mattila 11’07.75″(A)
11 Michael Krivohlavek 11’06.00″
11 Patrick Kelly 11’06.00″
11 David Kornitzer 11’06.00″(A)
14 John Wenig 11’05.75″ Continue reading
1 Brian Baird 15’09.00″
2 Cayman Ellis 15’00.00″(A)
2 Cole Walsh 15’00.00″
4 Taylor Woods 14’06.75″(A)
5 Scott Marshall 14’06.00″
5 Evan Bales 14’06.00″(A)
7 Riley Vinson 14’03.25″
7 Coy Seneff ’95 14’03.25″
9 Justin Tobin 14’00.25″
10 Jefferey Jernigan 13’07.75″(A)
11 Colton Dillon 13’06.00″(A)
12 Dillon Groener 13’03.50″
13 Hunter Arnold 13’02.00″(A)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -The Mizzou track and field program has been selected to host the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championships, as announced by the SEC on Tuesday (June 5). The SEC Championships comprise one of the world’s top track and field meets each season as the conference is home to some of the premier track and field talent in the nation. The meet will be held from May 9-12 at Audrey J. Walton Stadium in Columbia. It will be the first SEC Championship to be held on Mizzou’s campus.
This will mark the second time since 2010 that Mizzou will host a track and field championship. In 2010, Audrey J. Walton played host to the Big 12 Championships. The facility is no stranger to hosting large track meets as it was also selected as a host for the 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional and three additional Big 12 Championships (1998, 2000 and 2002). more
It only made sense.
Every year, the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association selects the 10 student-athletes in Northern Nevada that best exemplify total school and community involvement. Special consideration is given to student-athletes who participate in multiple sports, other school activities and community service projects while maintaining a high academic status within their school.
It only made sense the selection committee would scoop Douglas High’s Nick Maestretti, who graduated last week, out of a highly-qualified field of nominees.
Over the past four years, Maestretti turned in what can only be described as the model career for a student-athlete at Douglas. More so, he perhaps became the model for student-athletes at Douglas.
One can list his achievements like most would list beyond-their-wildest dreams goals.
A 4.152 GPA.A roster spot at Division I Kansas University.Two individual state championships. Two individual regional championships.First-team all-state in football.
First-team all-league in basketball.League titles, state berths, regional championship games. He was a part of it all.
He leaves the school with his name littered throughout the school record books. in the pole vault, he brought down the 12-year-old school record with a vault of 16 feet, 1.25 inches in late April, paving the for his second regional and state titles in the event. He won state with a jump of 16-0. more
Uinversity of South Dakota’s Bethany Buell finished 3rd Wednesday night in the NCAA Division One pole vault competition. And she feels she has a big advantage on her side in coach Derek Miles. The Olympic pole vaulter and USD coach knows what it takes to perform at a high level and he shares that knowledge with his vaulters. Buell and freshman Emily Grove (7th) both earned All-American honors! video interview more
Boise State’s Kurt Felix was crowned the NCAA National Champion in the decathlon on Thursday, June 7, scoring a school record 8,062-points at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships held at Drake University. Felix won the 10-event competition by a comfortable 106-point margin, becoming the first Bronco to ever win an NCAA title or become an All-American in the decathlon.“It was my last NCAA competition, so it feels really good,” said Felix.The redshirt senior joins the elite club including Eugene Greene (triple jump – 1991), Jake Jacoby (high jump – 1984) and Gabe Wallin (javelin – 2004, 2005) as the only men’s track and field NCAA Champions at Boise State.His crown came much in part from career-best performances in the discus and pole vault and a javelin win on day two. He collected four career-bests (100m, 400m, discus, pole vault) and two event wins (long jump, javelin) throughout the two-day, 10-event competition.Moving to the pole vault, Felix had to have a solid performance to retain a chance at the title in an event he’s not strong in. Felix pulled out a championship meet performance, earning two personal best heights in his outdoor career. He cleared 15′-1″ (4.60m) to place 14 th in the event and earned 790-points more