Pole Vault Summit 2007
Fri-Sat, January 19-20, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno NV
DyeStat On-Site with Rich Gonzalez and Kirby Lee
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| Center Stage |
at the 2006
Pole Vault Summit
Professionals compete Friday night -- High Schoolers, Collegians, Masters, and Open on Saturday
Early into each calendar year, the nation's best aerialists flock to the Nevada casinos and head straight for the pits. Not the gambling pits... but the pole vaulting pits!
Vaulters are in 'hog heaven' at the annual Pole Vault Summit, an indoor competition contested in the expansive ballrooms of the host hotel.
Light shows, thumping music and an appreciative crowd make this a big favorite for all the competitors as they kick off the new year.
The professionals vaulters (with the likes of Stacy Dragila, Josh Hartwig, etc. competing in recent years) are at center stage on Friday night, with High Schoolers, Collegians, Masters, and Open competitors in action on Saturday.
Professional Results - Friday, January 19 2007
1. Jeff Hartwig 18 feet, 8.5 inches (5.70 meters) -- Attended Howell HS in Missouri, where he never cleared 15 feet!
2. Brad Walker 18-04.5 (5.60) -- Prepped at University HS in Washington, placing second at state as a senior!
3. Jacob Pauli 18-04.5 (5.60) --
4. Toby Stevenson 18-00.5 (5.50) -- Mr. Consistency at Permian HS, he cleared 16 feet-+ in every meet as a senior, with a best of 17-0
4. Tommy Skipper 18-00.5 (5.50) -- Holds HS national record of 18-03.00 while at Sandy HS in Oregon!
6. Russ Buller 17-08.75 (5.40) -- Attended Westlake HS in Louisiana, where he went 17-00
7. Jon Takahashi 17-08.75 (5.40) -- Attended Grossmont HS in CA
8. Jeremy Scott 17-04.75 (5.30) --
8. Nick Hysong 17-04.75 (5.30) -- Achieved HS best of 17-04.75 while prepping at Tolleson HS, in Ariona in 1990!
1. Jenn Stuczynski 15 feet, 5 inches (4.70 meters) -- did not compete in the PV in high school at Fredonia HS in NY!
2. April Steiner 15-01.00 (4.60) -- competed at Mountain View HS in Arizona; no marks of 13-01 or better in HS
3. Becky Holiday 14-05.25 (4.40) -- no marks of 13-01 or better in HS
4. Mary Sauer 14-05.25 (4.40) -- Only did the high jump and triple jump in high school (!), graduating from San Dimas HS in 1993
5. Lacy Janson 14-01.25 (4.30) -- attended Cardinal Mooney HS in FL, with a prep best of 13-02.00 in 2001
6. Nikki McEwen 14-01.25 (4.30) -- no marks of 13-01 or better in HS
7. Jillian Schwartz 13-09.25 (4.20) -- competed at Lake Forest HS in IL; no marks of 13-01 or better in HS
7. Tracy O’Hara 13-09.25 (4.20) -- competed at Rancho Bernardo HS in CA, with a prep best of 13-03.00 in 1998
9. Erica Bartolina 13-09.25 (4.20) -- no marks of 13-01 or better in HS
10. Chelsea Johnson 13-05.25 (4.10) -- competed at Atascadero HS in CA, with a prep best of 13-06.00 in 2002
BOYS HS Entries
- Casey Roche (St. Francis HS, CA) #1 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 17-05
- Spencer McCorkel (Arkansas Vault Club, AR) #2 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 17-02
- Maston Wallace (Texas Gulf Coast Flyer TC, TX) #3 outdoor returnee in the U.S. at 16-09.25
- Joseph Farley (Texas PV, TX) #4 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 16-03
- Nico Weiler (Los Gatos TC, CA) foreign exchange student from Germany, cleared 16-05 overseas last summer
- Shea Kearney (Desert Vist HS, AZ/Ultimate High TC) #5 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 16-02
- Hunter Hall (Fort Wayne Vault, IN) #8 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 16-00
- Cameron Kroll (Sky Nevada Athletics, NV) #8 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 16-00
- Cameron Cheek (Mill Creek, GA) #8 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 16-00
- Cory Schenk (Fort Wayne Vault, IN) #13 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 15-10
- Michael Seaman (Vault High)
- Derek Schultz (St. Thomas HS)
- Joseph Davis (Sky's The Limit)
- Kenny Greaves (Coppell HS, TX)
- Kyle Inks (Bret Harte HS, CA)
- Sam Kranz (Recordsetters)
- Blaine Bassler (Texas Elite. TX)
- Parker Smith (Thunder Ridge Vault Club)
- Joe Wesley (Marine City High)
GIRLS HS Entries
- Katie Veith (Fort Wayne Vault Cub IN) #1 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 13-09; also 14-00 indoors in 2006
- Tori Anthony (Casteilleja HS, CA) #2 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 13-04
- Rachel Laurent (Vanderbilt Catholic, LA) #3 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 13-03
- Allison Stokke (CA) #5 outdoor returrne in U.S from 2006 at 13-00
- Melissa Gergel (Vault Chicago) #4 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 13-02.25
- Tara Diebold (Branson HS, MO) #7 outdoor returnee in U.S. at 12-10
- Rachel Simmons (Granite Bay HS, CA) personal best of 12-06
- Shade Weygant (Club Altius) #10 outdoor returnee in U.S at 12-09
- Stephanie Duffy (HV Flying Circus)
- Jessica Doyle (Hays HS, TX) personal best of 12-06
- Staci Yahn (Mesa HS, AR/Arkansas VC) personal best of 12-04
- Jessica Pimentel (Corcord HS)
- Kelsie Hintz (Del Norte HS, CA) personal best of 12-03
- Stephanie Chin (Bloomington South HS, IN) personal best of 12-03
- Abby Schaffer (Easton Area HS, PA/Vertical Assault) personal best of 12-03
- Becky Finn (Vertical Assault)
- Maury Peeples
- Steph McDougal (Vertical Assault)