6/14/2012 to 6/16/2012
North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC
20 Boys and 27 girls
Boys Pole Vault Championship
Saturday 6/16/2012 – 11:00 AM
1 2988 Allison, Jared 12 Seven Valleys, P
2 1126 Anderson, Patrick 12 Kane, PA
3 2888 Barber, Shawnacy 12 Kingwood, TX
4 1111 Duvio, Dylan 13 Kenner, LA
5 2602 Eckenroth, Austin 12 Flowery Branch,
6 1058 Foxworth, Connor 12 Mobile, AL
7 1079 Gallagher, Greg 12 Elmsford, NY
8 1710 Ginger, Tyler 13 Danvers, IL
9 1087 Hunter, Craig 13 Robbinsville, NJ
10 636 Jensen, Michael 13 Bear, DE
11 2622 Johnston, Kyle 12 Granger, IN
12 2869 Linta, Jeffrey 12 Little River, SC
13 1839 McDaniel, Joshua 12 Lakeland, FL
14 1409 Owens, Aaron 13 Middleburg Heigh
15 2633 Robichaux, Cameron 13 Mandeville, LA
OLYMPICS: Steve Hooker was jumping for joy after clearing 5.96m to win the pole vault gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Now he can barely jump.
The Beijing effort made him the first male Australian track and field gold medallist in 40 years, the previous being Ralph Doubell who won the 800m in Mexico City.
It seemed as though the sky was the limit for the red-headed Victorian.
The Olympic record was followed by more gold at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, the 2010 World Indoor Championships where he cleared 6.01m, then the Commonwealth Games in the same year.
But with the defence of his Olympic crown starting in less than eight weeks, Hooker’s recent performances suggest more
DES MOINES, Iowa — Junior pole vaulter Logan Cunningham couldn’t clear a height he’d completed with ease many times before on Friday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association outdoor track and field championship at Drake University.Cunningham passed on the opening height of 5.0 meters, opting instead to start at 5.15 meters. But he was unable to complete the vault in three tries, ending his third run at a national title.“We remain extremely proud of what Logan accomplished this season. He had some incredible performances this season,” head coach Dana Boone said.Cunningham tied for the third-best height in the NCAA this spring when he cleared 5.53 meters to win the Southland Conference championship. The jump was the second-highest in Texas State University’s history. In May, Cunningham cleared 5.4 meters in NCAA West preliminaries.Despite his aborted national campaign this year, Cunningham was given honorable mention as an All-American athlete by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. source
New Orleans –Jill Doyle has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on the oval for the Tulane Olive and Blue next season. Doyle, from Oregon, will compete in pole vault. She broke her school record and won the event last season with a 12-foot-4 leap at the Oregon School Activities Association 6A State Championships. She is a three-time All-State honoree – earning First Team honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012 – and has earned First Team All-Metro Conference honors during all four high school seasons. more
The 2nd Annual All Pole Vault-All the Time Invitational at Emory University, Atlanta, GA was again a great Pole Vault meet! Almost all the meet records were broken and we had some, I beleive, National leading marks, as well.
The Middle School meets were exciting. Especially the Girls meet. Carson Dingler cleared a GA State best of 10-10. This may be a Nation leading mark. The 7th Grader, upped her PR twice during the meet. She was backed up by PV-ATL’s Becky Arbiv with a 9-7 PR jump. Becky is also just in 7th Grade. State Runner-up Mitt Conerly cleared 11-5 to set a new meet record to win the Boys MS meet.
The High School meets lived up to the high expectations, even though the Boys fought a head wind all day. In the “B” level meets Ryan Whetton (PV-ATL) surprised in the Boys division with a 12-1 PR to win it. PV-ATL’s Adrienne Lee took the “B” Girls on the count back with a 9-5 jump.
The “A” High School meets were competive. In the Girls meet, defending Champ Reed Hancock won at 11-5. Her World Class teamate Holly Ebbetts mached that, but was out-jumped on the count-back. The real fire-works were in the Boys Meet. Defending Champ Austin Eckenroth took gold with a 15-10, meet record clearance. Three more boys were over 15-0: Tray Oates & James Wenk at 15-4 and Tyler Craig of GA PV Club at 15-1.
Over-all it was a great meet! Thanks to all those coaches, athletes and parents that helped out. Thanks to Coach Matt Barry and Coach Robbie Roberts, who ran the pits. Thanks to all the PV-ATL members who worked the standards and cross-bars. Thanks to SMART Meet’s George Stephens for the great meet management! Oh… and to the Coach who ran the paperwork at Pit 1. I for got your name, but not what a great job you did! more
Girls 11-14 (Middle School)Pole Vault
1 Dingler, Carson 13 Unattached 10-10.00
2 Arbiv, Becky 13 Pole Vault A 9-07.00
3 Riley, Kaylee 13 Georgia Pole 8-04.00
4 Stuart, Courtney 12 Pole Vault A 7-04.00
5 Wilkes, Isobel 12 Pole Vault A 6-01.00
Girls 15-18 (High School)Pole Vault GROUP “A”
1 Hancock, Hadley-Reed 18 Unattached 11-05.00
2 Ebbets, Holly 17 Unattached J11-05.00
3 Dunn, Anna 16 Georgia Pole 11-01.00
4 Utley, Katelyn 15 Unattached J11-01.00
5 Sewell, Laura 15 Georgia Pole 10-07.00
6 Hoffman, Gabrielle 15 Unattached J10-07.00
7 Welton, India 17 Pole Vault A 10-01.00
8 Wiggins, Christina 16 Escambia Eli 9-07.00
9 LaMarca, Morgan 15 Pole Vault A J9-07.00
10 Frey, Katie 16 Pole Vault A 9-01.00
Girls 15-18 (High School)Pole Vault GROUP “B”
1 Lee, Adrienne 15 Pole Vault A 9-05.00 Continue reading
Senior Dereck Fleury of the Marysville High School boys track and field team won’t forget the influence coach Jim Gannon had on his prep career.Fleury represented the Monarchs in the Division I regional meet May 23 and 25 at Pickerington North, finishing sixth in the shot put in 50 feet, 4 1/4 inches as the top four finishers in each regional event advanced to the state meet June 1 and 2 at Ohio State.The regional was the final meet for Gannon, who recently announced his retirement from teaching and coaching. Gannon motivated several pole vaulters. Senior Joel Dye set a program record this season by clearing 13-1 1/4in the pole vault in a meet against North Union on March 27. The previous mark of 13-0 was set by Ryan Wasko in 2001.
“I had great kids and great people to work with,” Gannon said. “Administration, assistant coaches all through the years have been very supportive. That makes things go smoothly.
“I’m going to spend more time with my wife (Maureen) and family. This takes a lot of time away from them.” more
This article is a sample chapter of Trainer in a Book, written by Ben Wisan.
Part I\One: In this article we will look at the concept of eating healthier to prolong your life and speed up your fitness goals Remember, a well-planned food and nutritional intake can help you achieve your fitness goals 50-70% faster. Contrary to opinion, you can’t out-train a poor diet.If you have a good food plan as well as workout regimen, you will achieve your goals much quicker! The first step is to find a good caloric range for yourself. Since your daily allotment of calories is based upon age, height, and weight, it is impossible to just say a magic, broad number of suggested caloric
intake. Below are some options to help you create a personalized nutritional program. Most of the online options shown here are very useful. They are also free and have apps for smart phones as well. I recommend them to all my clients!
- Local Nutritionist
- Online Free Calorie Counters: acaloriecounter.com, myfitnesspal.com, my-calorie-counter.com
Next, we need to you to understand the three basic food groups and to understand the break-down on what each group does. Some of the information is from the “My food Pyramid” website and from the information provided by American Council on Exercise. This information works only if a person adheres to the servings and specifications that are listed for their body, weight, age, and height which are found from the above listed websites and nutritionist experts.
To be continued
Michigan –On June 2 at the state track and field finals in Grand Rapids, Marine City Mariner Jamie Salisbury set a new Division II record in the pole vault with a jump of 16 feet, one inch.
Last Saturday, Salisbury beat that record jump by five inches to earn a third place finish at the Midwest Meet of Champions at Fort Wayne, Ind. Salisbury participated as a member of the Michigan team at a meet that featured the top talent in the Midwest.
Salisbury, who is heading to compete on Michigan State University’s track and field team next year, was excited to get the experience of competing against some of the best in the country.
“All season I did a lot of jumping by myself because there weren’t a lot of guys in the area who competed in the event so it was nice to have other guys pushing me at the meet,” Salisbury said. “It was a great experience that was comparable to a college meet. The starting bar was at 15 feet so I knew everyone there was really good and going to push me to do my best.” more
Kladno, Czech Republic–Strong headwind on Saturday and constant downpours on Sunday didn’t stop Eliška Klucinová on her way to the new Czech record of 6268 points at the TNT Fortuna Meeting in Kladno, the Czech stop of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge. Men’s decathlon overnight leader Dmitry Karpov managed to keep his position after the second day and and tallied 8173 points, with second place going to home hero Roman Šebrle with 8097 points. This year his first position was never in danger throughout the second day. He ran 14.26 in the 110m Hurdles, and then showed his strength in the Discus Throw as the only competitor over 50 metres (51.58m). The 31-years old survived a scary moment in the Pole Vault, where he cleared 4.57m on his third attempt, but then later cleared 4.77m. more
STEVE Hooker can replicate the heroics of Kieren Perkins 16 years ago and win an unlikely Olympic gold medal in London, says Athletics Australia high performance manager Eric Hollingsworth.
Olympic pole vault champion Hooker has struggled on the international stage since booking his spot on the Australian team with a jump of 5.72m at his indoor training facility in Perth last month after battling a loss of confidence.In four meets, he has not managed to go any higher than 5.42m – well off the pace being set by world-leading Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie.But Hollingsworth remains confident Hooker can lift on the biggest stage of all – just as Perkins did at the Atlanta Olympics. more
After the Boys Track team won their first ever Regional Championship on Friday, May 18, at Milford High School, the team traveled to Jenison High School to compete in the team Track and Field State Championships. The Team took third place at states with help from a trio of star Pole Vaulters Connor Westphal, Jacob Janke and Parin Kothari. Other seniors leading the way were Vinny Gjokaj and Devin Reed.Westphal took first and broke his own school record in the Pole Vault recording a height of 14’7”. Just behind him was Jacob Janke who cleared 13’3”, and Kothari took 8th jumping 12’9”. more