Archive: May 2016

  1. MIDDLE SCHOOL FLYERS” …GENEVIEVE REILLY(Warwick,NY) 9′ 1″ / CONOR REILLY(Scotch Plains,NJ) 11′ 6″ .. HOORAY !!!

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

       There is something special about Middle School Athletics. Watching young kids stand up… compete and show class in the heat of competition is a genuine treat for everyone involved in sport. Such was the case this morning at FLYING CIRCUS OUTDOOR PITS in the scenic Valley of Warwick, New York.
      Our first edition of MIDDLE SCHOOL VAULT CHAMPIONSHIPS was a huge success and it’s just the start of our” SPOTLIGHT on MIDDLE SCHOOL POLE VAULTING”. Our event will grow…as many more young athletes find the joy of pole vaulting . Many thanks to Coaches,Parents, Family and Athletes for a super-day in the meadow!

       May 28, 2016


        Warwick Valley Middle School,NY eight grade running and vault star..Genevieve”Sunshine” Reilly vaulter to a New Middle School Record of 9′ 1″..and a personal best. The old record was held by Lillian Greibesland in 2006. “Sunshine” Reilly…coming off a sensation meet on Monday with her 61.5/ 400m and 8′ 6″ vault ..had 2 great attempts at 9’4″ on her longer stick. She now moves to US #15 in the vault for Middle Schoolers!!! Also setting a New Greenwood Lake Middle School record was 8th grader Madeline Sorensen at 6′ 7″ for Coach Chris Radon. Seventh grader Ana Pallis of Glen Meadow Middle School,Vernon,NJ set her school record at 6′ 1″ and Warwick Valley’s Julia Mosier hit 6′ 1″ for the 7th grader Purple Wave.
      The BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS was exciting to watch…as Conor Reilly of Terrill Middle School, Scotch Plains,NJ flew to the gold medal with a meet record 11′ 6″ sail. This Union Catholic Prep bound athlete used his Level 10 Gymnastic tools to near miss at 12′ 1″ and moves up to US# 18 in Pole Vault. Traveling from Utica,NY was Sauquoit Middle School 8th grader Slater Costantine sailed over 10′ 6″ with room to spare. Kevin Chait of Washingtonville Middle School,NY made 7′ 6″ for the bronze medal… Nick Mirecki(Washingtonville,NY) made 7’0″ and Alex Philpots(Sauquoit,NY) made 6′ 0″ for friend of the vault crowd!!!
       FLYING CIRCUS is OPEN SUNDAY May 29 at Regular Times for some final vault tune-ups before Groups,Quals,States and Nationals. JOIN US !!!


          Flying Circus…. “Reach-for-the-Sky” – Woody

  2. POLE VAULT HISTORY …DEMAREST Smashes State Relay Record : LEAH SAIFI(Governor Livingston,NJ) NJ #2 All-Time 12′ 8″ Vault!!!

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

    Yesterday’s EAST COAST RELAYS at Randolph High School was all about the Pole Vault Event for both Girls and Boys!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Northern Valley-Demarest Pole Vault athletes and Coach Mike Ives for smashing the All Time NJ State 3 Girls Pole Vault Relay Record with their 33′ 6″ combined total win.. breaking the old record of Hunterdon Central #@ 32.0″ from 2015!!! NV-D Coach Mike Ives had them focused and ready for a shot at history..with junior Michelle Rubinetti sailing 12′ 0″… Senior Caitlin Reverand hitting 11′ 6″ and junior Erin Yuder blasting over 10′ 0″ and into the history books !!! They now own both the Indoor and Outdoor State Relay Records!!!

    The rain delayed night was not over Governor Livingston High School junior Leah Saifi cranked up a 7″ personal best and school record 12′ 8″ for the NJ #2 All Time best!!! State Record is 13′ 3″ by Danielle O’Reilly of Shawnee!!! .. and that is within sight!!! Using her 12′ 7″ grip and 13′ x 150 UCS Spirit pole… this Indigo Level 10 Gymnastic Star has found her event! Leah is coached by former Rider University Vault Champion..Anthony DeFranco..The Ninja Warrior!!!!

    Boys East Coast… Brian Rubenstein(Governor Livingston) placed 2nd with a big 1`4′ 0″ sail..Peter Chen is back on the runways at 13′ 0″ for Delbarton.. Nick DeLuca(GL) 13′ 0″ Dominic Roca(Mahwah) 12′ 6″ Justin Walker(Mahwah) 12′ 0″ Henry Lockhart(NVD) 12′ 0″ Noah Oliff-Lieberman(NVD) 12′ 0″ Josh Mirabella(GL) 11′ 0″ . Relay win went to Governor Livingston at 38’0″ !!!

    Girls East Coast Full Results.. Leah Saifi 12′ 8″ School Record Michelle Rubinetti(NVD) 12′ 0″ Caitlin Reverand(NVD) 11′ 6″ Lauren Saifi(GL) 10′ 6″PR Bridgett Muller(Mahwah) 10′ 6″ Erin Yuder(NVD) 10′ 0″ Marissa Entrup(Mahwah) 9′ 6″ Kyra Muller(Mahwah) 9′ 6″


    1- Emily Savage(Weston,CT) 13′ 2.5″ National Champion!
    2-Stephanie Duffy(Wash’ville,NY) 13′ 1.5″ 3x State Champ/ National Runner Up
    3-Megan Clark (O’Neill,NY) 13′ 0″ 4 Time State Champion!
    4-Michelle Kercado(Monroe,NY) 12′ 9.75″ National Champion !!
    5-Tedi DeMaria(Bethlehem,NY) 12′ 8.75″ State Champion/#4 Nationals Indoor
    6-Leah Saifi(Gov.Livingston,NJ) 12′ 8″ NJ Indoor State Champion !

    Connecticut Magic…. Yesterdays Connecticut Flying Circus Girls flew the coop… as Lauren Russo hit 11’o” PR…Danielle Cass(Weston) 10′ 6″ and Ali Moraveck(Masuk) 10′ 6″ !!!!

    OCL Frosh Championships.. Jacob Beckler of Warwick Valley won the gold in Goshen at 9′ 6″ from just 6 step.. Gabby Nebike(Monroe) won the girls crown at 9′ 0″ Kaeli “Sparky” Thompson(Warwick flew 8′ 6″ and Genevieve “Sunshine” Reilly flew 8′ 6″ for the 8th grader after her 61.6 open 400 meter run!!!

    More stories to come… stay tuned !!!
    Flying Circus.. Now 10 Girls over 12 Feet / 10 Boys over 14 Feet !!!!!