1. TYLER HRBEK (Old Tappan) Sets Bergen Record 15′ 5″ & MELISSA PURCELL 12′ 3″ @ Bergen County Champs!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project
    Warwick Valley, NY

    They are still ..”Flying High” in Bergen Country, New Jersey !!!! The most northern county in New Jersey has produced some of the states finest High School Boys and Girls pole vaulters the last 20 years. The magic continues this spring…as Northern Valley-Old Tappan senior…TYLER HRBEK…soared to a New School and Country Record of 15′ 5″ on Friday at the Bergen County Championships for Coach Jeff Clark and staff. Tyler…who will attend UCONN next fall on scholarship had close bars at 15′ 7.5″ and was voted the Ed Church Award following the meet!! !!! Pushing Tyler all the way was Pascack Hills junior…Liam Landau… who also soared to a new school record at 15′ 1″ for the Indians coached by Ross Koehler and the silver vault medal!!!! Placing third was Adam Stavash(Hasbrouck Heights) 13′ 3″…Jared Forer(Glen Rock) 13′ 3″ Jona Kim(Old tappan) 13′ 3″ Sam Pitkowsky(PV) 12′ 9″ Justin Manne(Mahwah) 12′ 3″ for Coach Pasek.

    The Bergen Vault Girls showed equal spirit and performance…with MELISSA PURCELL of the Pascack Valley Pole Vault Team…headed up by Coach Tim Wilson. Melissa sailed 12′ 3″ for her championship crown and gold medal.. Hot on vault runway was junior .. Sydney Woods(NV-Demarest) at 11′ 9″ and Senior..Nicole Lester(Ridgewood) at 11′ 9″PR for the bronze . Sophomore Marisa DiGia of Old Tappen hit a PR at 11′ 3″ for a 4th place..Samantha Cioppio(Glen Rock) 10′ 9″…Kyra Muller(Mahwah) 10′ 9″ .. Ariana Cavalli(Old Tappan) 10′ 9″.
    The Bergen County Frosh Champs had Randi Conroy from Northern Highlands as the vault winner at 8′ 6’…Jordan Hecker(NV_Demarest) 8′ 6″ Mary Flahive(Holy Angels) 8′ 0″ Abigal Fowler(NV-Demarest) 7′ 0″.

    The Orange Country Championships,NY … had 24 Circus Vaulters in action at Warwick Valley Central on Friday. All athletes battled strong head winds in both the Girls and Boys competition. KAELI THOMPSON(Warwick Valley,NY-Junior) pulled off the first Three-Peat Pole Vault winner ever, with her 12′ 0″ leap of faith… and big height at 12′ 6″ for the Purple Wave. She also placed third in Long Jump and 4×100 Relay!!! Monroe-Woodbury,NY..senior Captain..Kristin Lubeski flew 11′ 6″ for the silver medal..Gabby Nebiker(MW0 10′ 0″ Julia Pena(MW) 9′ 6′ Daniella Raymond(Wash’ville0 9′ 0″ Caroline Fatta(Warwick) 9′ 0″ Lindsey Julian(Wash’ville) 8′ 6′ Sam becker(SW) 8′ 6″ Ava DeFelice(Corn) 8′ 0″ Kayla Maas(Eld) 8′ 0″ Courtney West(War) 7′ 6″ Violet Bachovik(Gosh) 7
    ‘ 6′ !!!
    The Boys Vault Winner was senior- DANE SORENSEN of Warwick Valley at 14′ 6″ into strong gusts of wind and close at 15′ 1″PR for the Cortlandt State University recruit. Josiah Spain(O’Neill) took silver at 14′ 0″ ..Josh Jeong(MW) 13′ 6″ .. Nick Villanueva(MW) 13′ 6″..Austin O’Malley(Goshen) 12′ 6″PR..Nick Mirecki(Wash’ville-Soph) 12′ 6″PR for Coach Duffy…Justin Smith(PB) 11′ 0″ Kevin Chait(Wash’ville) 11′ 0″ Matt Warren(Wash’ville) 11′ 0″ Jacob Becher(Warwick) 10′ 0″ Mack Hallett(Warwick) 10′ 0″.

    The Rockland County Championships, New City,NY — Clarkstown South senior…Tom Qualter sailed 13′ 6″ on his home pit to win gold for Coach Mondferri.. Chris Filatov(Nanuet) 12′ 6″ Ron O(Nanuet) 12′ 6″ Conor Burke(Pearl River) 12′ 0″ Eugene Om(Nanuet) 12′ 0″ Steve Nostro(CS) 11′ 0″. The Girls were led by Rebecc BAEZ(NORTH ROCKLAND) AT 9′ 6″ .. Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern) 9′ 0″ Lauren Hancher(TZ) 9′ 0″ Fiona Carroll(TZ) 9′ 0″ Grace Simpson(TZ) 8′ 6″ Cassie Wishner(Nyack) 8′ 0″ Maeve Loughran(Pearl River0 8′ 0″.

    Congratulations to Vestal,NY -senior—Johannes Stromhaug… is back in his flying mode. Coming off a shortened indoor season…this Cornell University recruit blasted over 15′ 0″ on Thursday and had big height over 15′ 7″ for Coach Jim Cerra and the Golden Bears Vault Team!!!!!

    District 2 Championships,Scranton,PA—- Great results again out of District 2 Circus Girls and Boys in 3A……with Pittston Area senior Abby Norwillo flying four events all day with her sister… Abby blasted 12′ 0″ for gold in the vault ,placed in long jump and 4 x 100 Relay for big team points. Abington Heights ..junior Dani Heine flew 11′ 6″ for her ticket to state meet next week and long jumped 17′ 1″ for the Comets!!! Dani McGrane of James Coughlin was the TOP SOPH in 3A..with her 8′ 6’..as did Rachel Klein(Abington Heights-Soph) at 8′ 6″ Megan O’Neill of Honesdale looked super over 8′ 0″!!
    Dalton Yeust …just a Sophomore at Tunkhannock Central sizzled over 13′ 0″ for the gold medal at State berth.. Keep an eye on this strongman from Tunk!!! Trenton Zavada(Coughlin) 11′ 0″ TOP FROSH!!!!
    The 2A Group was led by Vaulter hurdler Trina Barcarola of Western Wayne, This sophomore won her section at 11′ 7.5″ School Record and flew 15.84 in 100m Hurdles for Coach Bob Amos. Corah Krantz(Lakeland) moves to Stae with her 10′ 6′ and Sydney Bryla(Lakeland) 8′ 6″ for Coach Krantz!!

    HOT WEATHER COMING THIS WEEK……… SCHOOL RECORDS / PERSONAL BESTS ….GET THE TEST!!!!!

    SUMMER POLE VAULT CAMPS @ THE FLYING CIRCUS

    Don’t let your pole vault development end early this year. Flying Circus will be open till July 14. Then CLOSED till September 5!!!!
    Join us for 3 GREAT POLE VAULT MEETS… and 2 AWESOME POLE VAULT CAMPS…. WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY OPEN VAULT SESSIONS!!!
    It takes 1500-1800 Jumps per year to develop the CHAMPIONSHIP POLE VAULT ATHLETE!!!! JOIN-US-AS-OFETN-AS-POSSIBLE !!!!
    GIRLS CAMP has 4 Spots Left !!!!
    BOYS CAMP has 11 Spots Left !!!
    ” WANNA-JUMP-HIGHER ” ………………….. JOIN THE CIRCUS POLE VAULT ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER!!!

  2. LOUCKS GAMES —- KAELI THOMPSON (12′ 7″) RECORD !!!! // DANE SORENSEN 14′ 6″ *** CONOR REILLY SETS NJ STATE SOPH RECORD 14′ 9.25″!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus News
    Warwick Valley,NY

    WELCOME to the …”CHAMPIONSHIP POLE VAULT SEASON”

    Flying Circus athletes did not let the wet weekend weather hold them back and responded with super spirit and performances in all four states. Congratulations to all …TOUGHNESS WINS IN SPORT AGAIN !!!!

    Warwick Valley,NY junior..Kaeli Thompson led the weekend girls with her 12′ 7″ Meet Record at the 51st Glenn Loucks Games in White Plains. In the rain delayed competition, she used a reduced grip on her three close jumps at 13′ 1″ for Coach Mike Potter’s Purple Wave. Rebecca Baez(No.Rock) 8′ 6″ and Clarissa Cuomo(Brewster) 8′ 6″…Sydney Tomaine(FDR) 8′ 6″. The afternoon Boys compeition was solid..with Dave Bausmith(No Hunterdon,NJ) taking the gold at 15′ 0″..Charles Crispi(Farrell) 15′ 0″ and Dane Sorensen(Warwick Valley) flying 14′ 6″. Oliver Hayes(Ridgefield,CY) 13′ 0″ Chris Filatov(Nanuet) 13′ 0″ Tom Qualter(CS) 13′ 0″ Kevin Mancabelli(Orchard Park,NY) 12′ 6″ (8th Grade!!).. Eugene Om(Nanuet) 11′ 6″ Dave Murphy(New Fairfield,CT) 11′ 6″.

    Shen Invite–Clifton Park,NY…. Monroe-Woodbury,NY senior..Kristin Lubeski flew gold with her 11′ 6″ sail and heads to University of South Florida next fall with Coach Don Marsh.

    Friendship Games-Warwick,NY…Great vaulting in both the Boys and Girls sections..as Dane Sorensen went big at 14′ 6″..Soph Nick Villanueva(MW) 14′ 0″PR Josh Jeong(MW) 13′ 0″ Austin O’Malley(G) 11; 6: Jacob Becher(Warwick) 11′ 0″..Mack Hallett(Warwick) 11′ 0″ Mike Moore(Warwick) 11′ 0″ Conor Burke(PR) 11′ 0″ /// Kaeli Thompson(Warwick) 12′ 3″ Meet Record…. Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern) 9′ 6″ Caroline Fatta(Warwick) 9′ 0″ Maeve Loughan(PR) 8′ 6″PR Jules Gravier(Bronxville) 8′ 6″ Molly Palma(BX) 8′ 0″ Violet Bachorik(G) 7′ 6″

    Middletown Ct. Invite—Middletown,CT …. Southington,CT senior…Megan Biscoglio set a new School and Meet record of 12′ 5″ from her six step and moved up on poles for close jumps at 12′ 9″ for this UCONN recruit . She is closing in on the 13 Foot Barrier and will be jumping in Nationals in Greensboro next month. Lauren Pawlowski(Shelton,CT) set Pr at 10′ 6″ this week.

    Bergen County Championships…Old Tappan,NJ..senior..Tyler Hrbek flew 14′ 6″ for the vault win and hit 14′ 9″ at Mahwah’s Andy Washnik Invite last week. This UCONN recruit also long jumped 20’8″ for Jeff Clarks vault crew. Liam Landau(Pascack Hills) also hit 14′ 6″…Adam Stavash(Hasbrook Heights) 14′ 0″PR Jared Forer(Glen Rock) 14′ 0″PR !!! The girls winner was Melissa Purcell of Pascack Valley,NJ with her 12′ 0″ sail in rough conditions for Coach Tim Wilson… Sydney Woods(NV-Demarest) 11′ 0″….Nicole Lester(Ridgewood) 11′ 0″ Carolina McGann(Holy Angels) 11′ 0″ Melissa DiGia(Old Tappan) 10′ 6′.

    Andy Wasnik Invite– Mahwah,NJ— Coach Pasek produced another great Pole Vault meet honoring the spiriot of long time pole vault coach Andy Washnik last Sunday… Caroline McGann took the Girls competition at 11′ 3′ for this Bucknell University recruit…. Melissa Purcell(PV) 10′ 9″ Kyra Muller(Mahwah) 10′ 6″ Adrianna Cavalli(OT) 9’9″ Jamie Rossig(Pascack Hills0 9′ 9″ Allison Sumereau(PVP 8′ 9″ Kathrine Schadt(PV) 8′ 3″ Olivia Toutounijian(HA) 6′ 9″ Kaitlin Peleso(HA) 6′ 9″…

    Union County Championships..Governor Livingston,NJ… Union Catholic,NJ Sophomore…Conor Reilly set a new NJ State Soph Class Record at 14′ 9.25″ on his 15 foot poles!!! This Level 10 gymnast broke a 37 year old record!!!! Governor Livingston ..senior..Lauren Saifi also flew high..with her 12′ 0″ leap with her improved take-off this spring!!! Callum Howard(Columbia,NJ) also joined the 14 Foot Club this week!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS ALL VAULTERS…

    “PEAKING SESSIONS @ CIRCUS” ..

    Final Tun up sessions at the Flying Circus continue for the next 3 weeks..every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoons… Join the Peaking Sessions with us!!!!
    Two GREAT POLE VAULT MEETS… coming to Circus…
    Tuesday June 5 and Tuesday June 12 Warm Up 5pm Meet starts 6pm ALL COMERS !!! Entry $30 / athlete.

    CIRCUS SUMMER POLE VAULT CAMPS…80% FULL !!!!! RUSH YOUR APPLICATIONS!!!!