1. SHANE RACEY SOARS 16′ 6″ @ Section 2 CHAMPS (NYS#1/CIRCUS#3)….CIRCUS YOUTH MEET AWESOME TODAY !!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault, LLC
    The Golden Valley in Warwick,NY

    The Fiberglass Poles are recoiling strong! Such was the case at the Section 2 State Qualifying Championships at Albany University Track Bubble this weekend. the 2019 NYS Outdoor State Pole Vault Champion…SHANE RACEY of Ravena,NY flew to a New School and Section 2Pole Vault Record of 16′ 6″ for his Indoor Coach and Dad and now moves way up to #3 All-Time at FLYING CIRCUS PERFORMANCE list.!!! This scholar/athlete will be taking his skills to Cornell University next fall. Jordan Yamoah’s(Arlington,NY) State Indoor Record is in sight the next 3 weeks!!!! Congratulations to the entire RACEY TEAM!!!!! Alex Robin(Shaker) 13′ 0″ Alexander Feuer(Shaker) 10′ 9″ Fiona carroll(AV) 9′ 0″.

    Hats off to our athletes competing today at CIRCUS YOUTH POLE VAULT SERIES #5 MEET … The 12 athletes put on a real show of support…performance… and fun for the cheering and clapping family and spectators….. and the future is most bright for our Flyin’ Athletes on ‘Glass!!!! Taking home the JOE TEA in the Boys Frosh/Soph Division …was Pascack Hills,NJ Soph Max Zuckerman with his 13′ 9″ sail…. and Winning the Girls Frosh/Soph JOE TEA Division was Shae Ross of Wallkill,NY at 10′ 2″ in her first indoor meet this season. Taking the Lemon JOE TE for 8th Graders..was State 8th Grade Record holder..Lily Beattie(Warwick,NY) at 10′ 2″ and solid bars at 10′ 8″. Younger brother..Luke Beattie won the 6th grade meet at 8′ 2″!!! Ella Galloway(Pine Bush,NY) 8th Grader few 9’8″ School Record and Rachel Venter(Warwick,NY) won 7th grade meet at 9’8″ and close at 10’ 2 State Record.!! In all… the meet produced fun and friendship and 5 PR’s !!! { Full Results below.} Special thanks go to JulieKay Christian..Scoring Table…Bob Pasek and Bob Sorensen Pit/Bar Marshals all day.

    CIRCUS YOUTH MEET #5

    February 23, 2020 @ Barn
    Boys—F/S Boys—Max Zuckerman(Pascack Hills) 13′ 9″
    Boys Middle School— Luke Beattie (Warwick) 8′ 2″ 6th Grade 2-Max Wickrath(Minisink) 6′ 8″ 6th Grade
    Girls Middle School— 1-Lily Beattie(warwick) 10′ 2″ 2T-Ella Galloway(Pine Bush) 9’8″ and Rachel Venter(Warwick) 9′ 8″ 4-Kate Dowling(Pearl River) 6′ 8″
    Girls F/S Girls—- 1-Shea Ross(Wallkill) 10′ 2″ 2-Samantha Smith(Syosett) 10′ 2″ 3-Rachel Mason(High Point) 9′ 8″ 4-Chloe Pasek(West Milford) 9′ 2″ 5-Sisi Diaz(Newburgh) 8′ 8′

    FINAL CIRCUS YOUTH MEET… Sunday March 8, 2020… 3:30pm Registration… 4:30 Bar Up

    Section 1 State Quals @ Armory

    Boys—- 1-Jason McDonough(RCK) 14′ 6″PR 2-Alex Dec(Byram Hills) 14′ 0″ School Record!! 3-Jeremy Frank(Arlington) 13′ 0″ Steve Nostro(CS) 12′ 6″ Jared Fiscus(NR) 12′ 0″ John Pforte(TZ) 11′ 0″ Ryan Folmer(TZ) 11′ 0″ Eoin O’Gara(PR) 11′ 0″ Nate Lawler(RCK) 10′ 0″
    Girls—–2-Maeve Loughran(Pearl River) 10′ 0″PR 3-Jules Gravier(Bronxville) 9′ 6″ Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suf) 9′ 6″ Carissa Cuomo(Brewster) 9′ 6′ Ashley Harrington(PR) 8′ 6″ Madison Chalfin(CS) 8′ 6′ Lauren Hancher(TZ) 8′ 6″ Julia Fears(TZ) 8′ 6″ Eesha Thaker(Irv) 8′ 6″ Kaely Serra(NR) 7′ 6′ Erin Dowling(PR) 7′ 6″.

    Connecticut State Open Champs……
    Boys—– Lewis Mills,CT senior …Aidan O’Connor flew 15′ 0″ for the runner up honors to Matt Bigalow(Weston) 15′ 0″.
    Girls—— Paige Martin(Norwich) soared 12′ 6″ for the gold and then took solid bars at 12’9.5″ State Record… 2-Elise Russell(Weston) 12’0″ Indoor PR.. 4-Madison Martin(Norwich) 10’0″

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  2. MEGAN CLARK SOARS 15′ 1.25″ @ USA NATIONALS !!!!! NEVER GIVE UP

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure, LLC
    The Golden Valley in Warwick,NY

    Megan ‘Flips’ Clark came to New York as a sophomore from Virginia when her father was transferred to teach at West Points Simon Center for Leadership Development. She was coached by Randy Mc Conniky to a 5th place finish at her Virginia f State meet at 9′ 9″ for the freshman speedy ..gymnastic star. She joined Flying Circus and traveled from West Point 3 times a week with her mom,,, Simona…. and in just 2 years.. she became NY State Champion in the Pole Vault for Indoor and Outdoor Track…. sailing 13′ 0″ in her junior year at James O’Neill High School. She then won the Georgia State Pole Vault Championship in her senior year, as a transfer student. She sailed 15′ 3.5″ at Duke University for Coach Shaun Wilbourn and placed second at the NCAA Indoor Champs her senior year. Now representing the NYAC/Oiselle. as a professional pole vaulter… Megan flew to 15′ 1.25″ on Friday Night at USA NATIONALS in New Mexico and is aiming for this years Olympic Dream…. The moral of the story…is… FOLLOW YOUR DREAM ….. and ….. NEVER-GIVE-UP !!!! Congratulations Megan !!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL VAULTERS this past weekend….. It’s starting to roll up @ Circus

    * Connecticut ~~~~Paige Martin(NFA) and Elise Russell(Weston) are flying solid…. Paige sailing 12′ 3.5″ in Class ll for gold and close bars at State Record at 12′ 9.5″ Elise , coming off a sensational NYRR Millrose performance.. flew 12′ 2″ PR for Coach Meadve’s Weston squad. Aiden O’Connor(Lewsi Mills) took silver at 14’0″in Class M Champs…. In L Meet..Andy Charkoles(New Canaan) placed second at 12’6″ Andy Gallois(NC) 11’0″ Alex Jones(Darien) 9′ 6″ In LL—Aiden Chesanow(Southington) 12′ 6″ Steve Ditelberg(Fairfield Ludlow) 12′ 6″PR Mallory Malz(Glastonbury) 11′ 0″ Madison Martin(NFA) 9′ 6″ Erin Brennan(Sheehan) 8′ 6’Jamie Tolk(Trumbull) 8′ 0″ .

    * New Jersey~~~~Marisa DiGia of NV-Old Tappan took top honors with her 12′ 2″ PR this week and 11′ 10″ win at Sectionals North on Saturday. Team Mate Shaun herlihy(NV-Old Tappan) also won at the Bubble at 14′ 0″. Top SOPH at Bergen Champs was Max Zuckerman(Pascack Hills) with his 14′ 6″ win…followed by Herehliy at 14’0….Jason Theisen(Ridgewood) 13′ 6″PR Luke Gnospelius(Ridgeood) 12′ 6′ Elan Krakow(Tenafly) 12′ 6′. Julia Tucci(NV-Demarest) 10′ 6″ at Sectionals for gold…Jordan Hecker(NV-D_ 10′ 0″ Madison DeVera(Ridgewood) 9′ 0″ Alexa Cawood(Holy Angels) 9′ 0″ . Sectionals…Abby Fowler(NVD) 8′ 6″ Salena Bonura(Mahwah) 7′ 6′ Hanna Lee(Tenafly) 9′ 0″ Colette Metcalf(West Milford) 8′ 6″ Rebecca Gross(NV0OT) 8′ 0″ Michelle Bechtel(NH) 8′ 0″Z Eric Byrne(Rand) 13′ 6″ Lucas Khowaylo(NH) 13′ 0″ Lian Conroy(NH) 12′ 6″.

    * New York~~~ ~ Fordham Prep
    s Miguel Negrete soared a 15′ 1″ PR for Coach Brian Carney at Purple Champions Meet.Alex Dec(Byram Hills) 13′ 1″PR …Maeve Loughran (Pearl River,NY) sailed to victory at 9′ 7″. In Friday Night’s North Shore @ Armory—Brandon Love(EM) won gold at 14′ 6″ Steve Nostro(CS) 12′ 6″… Girls ..Jules Gravier(BX) 10′ 6″ Sanmantha Smith(Syosset) 10′ 0″PR Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suf) 9′ 0″ Brooke Schmidt(PJ) 8′ 0″ . Section 9 at West Point Team Champs— Louis Martinez(Wallkill) 14′ 6′ Nick Mirecki(Wash) 14′ 0″ Nick Villanueva(MW) 13′ 6″ Owen Kelly)MW) 13′ 0″ Mack Hallett(War) 12′ 6″ Noah Brown)NP) 12′ 6″ Andy Cimino(War) 11′ 6″ Mike Carey(Wash) 11′ 0″ Grif Vondeben(PB) 10′ 6″PR…. Girls Class B–Ellie Lemler(O’Neill) 10′ 9″ to win B…. In Class A…Alicia Johnson(MW) took Gold in both PV and LJ.. with a PR at 10′ 9″ Caroline Fatta(War) 9′ 9′ Lily Beattie(War) 9′ 6′ Rachel Venter(War) 9′ 6′ = Record Emily Gor Sisi Diaz(NFA) 9′ 6″PR Ava DeFelice(C) 9′ 0″ SB Rebecca Bendell(NP) 8′ 0″ Jayden Beck(MV) 7′ 0″ (14′ 10″ LJ)

    NEWS……UP-DATES……
    * Sunday Feb. 23….. Circus Youth Meet at Barn 3:30pm sign In Bar Up at 4:30 for 6-7-8-910 Graders ONLY..Join the Soaring!!! Entry $30/athlete.
    * Athletes entering Hersey Age Group Nationals… Register “Unattached”…Not Flying Circus… Age Verification necessary and USATF membership. Meet March 21.
    * ALL RENTAL POLES DUE BACK..by Sunday March 8..Avoid Late Fees….Re Renting poles start March 28 for Spring Season.at Barn only.

    FLYING CIRCUS …… You can’t replace HARD WORK in athletics.