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1 Brooke Brunet 98 Houma, LA 11-01.00 3.37m
2 Jessica McPherson 98 Kingwood, TX 10-00.00 3.04m
2 Kimberly Rushford 98 Derrider, LA 10-00.00 3.04m
4 Cassandra Wilson 98 Downs, IL 9-06.00 2.89m
5 Kassadee Ifft 98 Fairbury, IL J9-06.00 2.89m
6 Martha Hughes 98 Taylor, TX 9-00.00 2.74m
7 Danielle Urban 98 Austin, TX J9-00.00 2.74m
8 Savannah Harvey 98 Ft Worth, TX 8-06.00 2.59m
9 Betsy Lovett 98 Clinton, IL 8-00.00 2.43m
10 Meg Bertrand 98 Elton, LA J8-00.00 2.43m
11 Jane Collins 98 Galliano, LA J8-00.00 2.43m
12 Angela Hodge 98 Livingston, TX 7-06.00 2.28m
13 Brittani Benham 98 Three Rivers, TX 7-00.00 2.13m
14 Jessi Lavergne 98 New Iberia, LA 6-06.00 1.98m
15 Faith Markum 98 Hico, TX 6-00.00 1.82m
– Bayli Freidel 98 Mobery, MO DNS
When it comes to fitness advice, who better to seek insight from than Olympians themselves? How about the people who taught those Olympians? Here are the words of wisdom that five world-class athletes live by.
Eric Shanteau, Team USA Swimming
“Don’t get hurt training.”
—His weight coach, Doc Kreis
Sure, you have to push yourself hard to reach Olympic status, but push too hard and “that’s when you’ll do something stupid and hurt yourself,” Shanteau says. Your move: Listen to your training plan unless your body is telling you not to, says Kristen Dieffenbach, Ph.D., a certified sports psychology advisor to the U.S. Olympic Committee. “The smart athlete knows what fatigue level to expect, and trains and adjusts accordingly.” Signs of exhaustion? Small mistakes, posture or form faults, moodiness, or an increased/decreased heart rate that you can’t explain.
Name: Joseph Miceli – Age 17 Accomplishments: Ranked fourth in his graduating class, Joseph was on the high honor roll for every quarter of his high school career and was the recipient of the award for General Academic Excellence each year. Along the way, he received his high school’s awards for Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus Honors, Physics, Business Ownership/Marketing, US History/Government and Anatomy and Physiology.He was an author and artist for Entre Nous, the school’s literary magazine and was a member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.
Out of the classroom, Miceli has been a competitve gymnast for the past 12 years. He was a competitor with five Empire State Games teams and a gold medalist on the pommel horse. He was a level 10 state and regional qualifier for gymnastics and served as team captain. His upper body strength also served him well on the Varsity spring and winter track and field teams as a pole vaulter. Miceli also currently holds Miller Place High School’s pole vaulting record, clearing a height of 15 feet. He received the awards for All-Division five times and All-County three times and was a state qualifier two times and the Division and County Champion in the pole vault this past spring. In the New York State Meet for Public Schools, Joseph placed 3rd in the pole vault this past winter and 2nd this past spring. more
On August 27th, 2002, Kevin Dare represented Penn State at the Big Ten men’s indoor track and field championship at the University of Minnesota. Tragedy struck during a pole-vaulting accident that ended up costing his life. Now, on the ten-year anniversary of Kevin’s accident, ten athletes will attempt to run 1,000 miles in his memory.The run, called the “Life Back on Track Relay,” will start at noon on August 27th at the University of Minnesota, the site of Kevin’s death. It will end on August 31st in State College, the place where Kevin grew up and eventually became a Penn State student athlete.The memorial will span six states, and amounts to exactly 1,000 daunting miles. The current world record for a 1,000-mile relay is 99 hours 3 minutes and 27 seconds and is held by a South African marathon team. The Kevin Dare Foundation, whose mission is to “provide university scholarships to high achieving high school athletes who have suffered a debilitating illness or injury,” is hoping to break that record. “We want to show people what the school is really about,” said Ryan Foster, one of the runners who is among the eight Penn State alumni running in the relay. Though none of the athletes have actually met Kevin, the inspiration for the run comes directly from him, “We want to carry on his legacy”.The company sponsors, including PFG, Garmin, New Balance, Oakley, and Tenthwave are making the relay possible, but it will not be short of challenges. “We jokingly say that bathroom breaks will be the most difficult part,” said Ryan when asked of possible obstacles more
UK –A POLE vaulter from Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School has enjoyed a sporting year to remember.Ailis McGovern, 15, was part of a successful Kent schools athletics team, who travelled to Gateshead Stadium last month to represent their schools and county at the Aviva English schools athletics championships.The Bexley AC member competed against the 16 of the country’s top pole vaulters and after a very close and nerve racking competition she won gold after clearing 3.50m on her first attempt, matching her personal best Second place went to fellow Kent athlete Ellie Gooding.Both athletes were automatically invited to the Aviva schools international, where they were entitled to wear an England vest for the first time. Both cleared 3.50m on their first attempt with one failure at a previous height, resulting in a tie for first place.McGovern, who is coached by Bexley AC’s Gordon Lillis, also won the indoor nationals earlier in the season .She said: “I am regularly vaulting higher heights in training, so I need to translate this to when I am competing.“I am getting on to bigger poles gradually and know a big height is due soon.“It’s a matter of everything going right together all at once.” more
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1 Elaina Roeder 99 Strafford, MO 9-06.00 2.89m
2 Carlie Queen 99 Pleasant Hill, MO 9-00.00 2.74m
3 Reagann Leleux 99 New Iberia, LA J9-00.00 2.74m
4 Jenna Ring 99 Bloomington, IL 8-06.00 2.59m
4 Reagan Darbonne 99 Hackberry, LA 8-06.00 2.59m
6 Cassidy Moore 99 Nashville, TN 8-00.00 2.43m
7 Kenzie Gossmeyer 99 Tremont, IL J8-00.00 2.43m
8 Abigail Niland 99 San Antonio, TX 7-06.00 2.28m
8 Reagan Fleming 99 Anderson, SC 7-06.00 2.28m
8 Bailey Sykora 99 Marietta, OK 7-06.00 2.28m
11 Chloe Colwart 99 New Iberia, LA J7-06.00 2.28m
12 Emily Hollingsworth 99 Kingwood, TX 7-00.00 2.13m
13 Hailey Dunbar 99 Corpus Christi, TX J7-00.00 2.13m
14 Shelby Gary 99 New Iberia, LA 6-06.00 1.98m
15 Myrah Geter 99 Hico, TX J6-06.00 1.98m
16 Dru Westbrook 99 Livingston, TX 6-00.00 1.82m
Oh, Holly Bleasdale. Hasn’t anyone schooled you on the history of the pole vault as it pertains to Yelena Isinbayeva? Apparently not. Following an unceremonious season debut at the Diamond League Herculis meeting in Monaco in which Isinbayeva did what she always does – lay around and wait for her underlings to go out of the competition before coming in at a higher bar – only this time, she failed to clear that opening bar herself (which she has also done in the past), the young and rising British vaulter made the cardinal mistake of calling out the Russian great before the Olympics. More specifically, she called her a “tramp.” No she didn’t?! Uh, yes she did
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – An aching Ashton Eaton felt like he had fallen out of a tree the day after setting the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials last month.His body was that beat up from the physically demanding 10-event two-day competition.Now comes a new challenge, the London Olympics where the 24-year-old Oregon native is hot favorite for gold in his first trip to the Games.His record-breaking 9,039 points in wet and cold conditions at the U.S. trials earned him the honor.But nothing will be taken for granted, Eaton told reporters after a U.S. news conference on Monday.“With multi-events there are a lot of things that can go wrong,” he said. “I don’t care if I had scored 11,000 points I would never feel I had it in the bag.”His quest for gold supersedes any thoughts of another record or even surpassing 9,000 points again, a mark only former Czech world record holder Roman Sebrle had previously achieved.“Getting a PB (personal best), I am definitely not going to try for that,” Eaton said. “I think it is unrealistic to think I am going to get another world record, especially at the Olympic Games.”Three times a world indoor heptathlon record-breaker, Eaton has always appeared on course to smash the decathlon mark although many, including himself, thought it would be a few years off.Competing Continue reading
LONDON — U.S. Olympic pole vaulter Jenn Suhr was minding her own business, working out in the weight room the other day, when she had a chance encounter with Kobe Bryant.Suhr, an upstate New York native who won silver in Beijing as Jenn Stuczynski before she married her trainer, said members of the U.S. basketball team were in the weight room while she was working out and Bryant took notice of her difficult exercise on a high bar above the weights. At one point, the basketball players were cheering on Suhr, who played college basketball at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and is the school’s all-time leading scorer, in her workout, and then Bryant chatted with her for almost a half-hour.He just asked a lot about the event and he found out about her basketball background,’’ Suhr’s husband and coach Rick said. “Once he found out about that, he was really interested in women and women in sports. He talked about his daughters being athletes, starting to be athletes, and how he likes to influence them with role models. Then he asked for a picture with Jenn, which I thought was really cool.’’Jenn said, “It was exciting. He was talking a lot about individual events, how it is to compete individually versus a team. So we talked a little bit about that, too. There’s a huge dollar-sign Continue reading
Gardner, Kansas –Some of the area’s best pole vaulters will assemble Aug. 11 in the north end of the Gardner Elementary parking lot for the 3rd Annual Street vault.
Event organizer Thane Nonamaker said nearly 60 vaulters aged fourth grade to 40 will participate in the exhibition. Competition will run from 1 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. A special showcase for vaulters clearing 14-0’ will run from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 pm.
Feature entries include former Gardner Edgerton High School standouts Casey Bowen , Kyle Wait and Ryan Weisenburger and high schoolers Emily Brigham of Mill Valley and Natalie Mitchell of GEHS.
No admission is required and bleacher seating will be available.