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25th National Scholastic Indoor Champs

March 14-16, 2008
The New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, NY NY

Pole Vault

Results | Boys | Girls |

Nico Weiler VA 17-00.25, Rachel Laurent LA 13-03.50
easy wins for the US#1 vaulters

Solo show for Nico

by Matt Soja, DyeStat correspondent

As expected, this was a Nico Weiler solo show. The defending champion won the national title on his very first jump, coming in at 16'5.5 and being the only competitor to clear it. Having
secured the gold, he then went for the meet record, raising the bar to 17'0.75. He narrowly missed on his first attempt, but the second time around he was over easily, producing the first 17-
footer in NSIC history.
After that, the only challenge remaining was of course the national record of 17'6.5, set by Pat Manson all the way back in 1986. The Californian raised the bar to 17'7, and the Armory crowd started clapping in anticipation of a national record. On the first jump he hit the bar with his shin, and on the second he just trounced it with his thigh. But the third attempt was the closest one, as the crowd moaned in anguish and congratulated the Los Gatos senior with a standing ovation.
Weiler's 17'0.75 was the second best indoor performance in the the nation this winter, behind his own 17'2 at Simplot Games last month. This is lower still than his 17'6.25 last spring season. The German-born vaulter said, "I have vaulted for six or seven years, so now I do not feel scared of the competition or anything. My last attempt at the record was closest, and I think I should have set the standards at 80 instead of 70. I want to jump even higher in the spring. I have a few goals, but I want to keep them to myself so I do not disappoint myself."
Floridian Riley Egan took the silver as the only other vaulter to clear 15-5.75. The 19-inch margin of Weiler's victory was one of the largest in meet history and is quite unusual in meets at this



Boys Pole Vault
3.97 4.12 4.27 4.42 4.52 4.62 4.72 4.82
Sponsored by ConEdison
National HS: * 17-06.50 1986 Pat Manson, Aurora, CO
Meet: # 16-05.50 2006 Michael Morrison, VA
FR: % 15-06.25 2006 Corey Shank, IN
SO: @ 16-09 1994 Jacob Davis, TX
JR: ^ 17-03.50 2006 Spencer McCorkel, AR
SR: $ 17-06.50 1986 Pat Manson, CO
Name Year School Finals
1 2023 Weiler, Nico SR Los Gatos, CA 5.20m 17-00.75
2 261 Egan, Riley SR Fort Lauderdale, FL 4.72m 15-05.75
3 204 Quiller, Robb SR West Point, NY 4.62m 15-01.75
4 196 Slovenski, David SR Brunswick, ME J4.62m 15-01.75
5 217 Gooris, Daniel SR Albuquerque, NM J4.62m 15-01.75
6 2018 Van Niekerk, Ryan SR Los Gatos, CA J4.62m 15-01.75
7 2294 Vanarenam, Eric SR Wallkill, NY 4.52m 14-10.00
8 304 Konigsberg, Aaron JR Purchase, NY J4.52m 14-10.00
9 1874 Thompson, Jerry SR Media, PA 4.42m 14-06.00
10 138 Batdorf, Dan SR Westville, NJ 4.27m 14-00.00
10 369 Armentrout, Matthew JR Glen Allen, VA 4.27m 14-00.00
12 2101 Wyckoff, Chris JR Toms River, NJ J4.27m 14-00.00
13 355 Pericozzi, Ryan SR Lancaster, NY J4.27m 14-00.00
14 1561 Dodds, Chris JR West Lawn, PA J4.27m 14-00.00
15 291 Slaven, John SR Sherrill, NY J4.27m 14-00.00
16 435 Babcock, Craig SR Lisbon, CT J4.27m 14-00.00
17 1751 Henderson, Nicholas SR Flemington, NJ 4.12m 13-06.25
18 163 Nakanishi, Bradley JR Scarborough, ME J4.12m 13-06.25
18 723 Lazor, Adam SR Little Falls, NJ J4.12m 13-06.25
20 157 Bucaro, Kenneth SR Groton, NY J4.12m 13-06.25
21 561 Mendelsohn, Mike SR Danbury, CT 3.97m 13-00.25
21 2683 Thompson, Michael SR Shokan, NY 3.97m 13-00.25
23 2213 Calamari, Cory JR Groton, CT J3.97m 13-00.25
-- 208 Alexander, Matthew SR Tolland, CT NH

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2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championships
New Balance Track & Field Center, The Armory
New York City - 3/14/2008 to 3/16/2008

Event 31 Girls Pole Vault
Name Year School Finals
1 Laurent, Rachel SR Houma, LA 4.05m 13-03.50
2 Schaffer, Abby SR Easton, PA 3.95m 12-11.50
3 Holly, Jennifer SR NJ, NJ 3.85m 12-07.50
4 Finkel, Chrissy SR Bethlehem, PA J3.85m 12-07.50
5 LaChance, Adrienn SO New Windsor, NY 3.75m 12-03.50
5 Worthen, Tory SR Bethlehem, PA 3.75m 12-03.50
7 barousse, kathryn SO lafayette, LA J3.75m 12-03.50
8 Sanchez, Lacey SR Baton Rouge, LA 3.65m 11-11.75
8 Beaumont-Courteau, Arian SR Montreal, QC 3.65m 11-11.75
8 Hadfield, Linda SO Groton, NY 3.65m 11-11.75
10 Pompeii, Nicole JR Bethlehem, PA J3.50m 11-05.75
10 Branch, Kelsey SR Cornwall, NY J3.50m 11-05.75
11 Benfey, Kelly SO Rome, NY 3.50m 11-05.75
11 Quimby, Michelle SR Clifton Park, NY 3.50m 11-05.75
11 McDermott, Kerry SR Bethlehem, PA 3.50m 11-05.75
11 Poggi, Jenna JR Natick, MA 3.50m 11-05.75
13 Hamscher, Brooke SO Bethlehem, PA J3.50m 11-05.75
18 Leroy, Sydnie JR NY, NY 3.35m 10-11.75
18 Patterson, Lindsey JR Atkinson, NH 3.35m 10-11.75
18 Corey, Nicole SR Orangeburg, NY 3.35m 10-11.75
-- Polcari, Anne SR Ridgewood, NJ NH
-- Marshall, Mandissa JR Bethlehem, PA NH
-- Kopenhaver, Lindsay SR Bethlehem, PA NH
-- Kohler, Brooke JR Flemington, NJ NH
-- LeLeux, Morgann FR New Iberia, LA NH

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