The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure
Warwick Valley, New York
The FLYING CIRCUS ALL-TIME VAULT LIST is getting harder to land on…but these 15 dedicated athletes this year have made the grade and will be added to the TRADITION of EXCELLENCE All-Time Lists this fall.
This yearIndoor & Outdoor All-American …. Junior ERICK DUFFY of North Andover,MASS moved up to the #3 All Time spot with his 16′ 6″ Personal best at the BBQ BARNYARD Meet… he makes it a clean 10 vaulters over 16 foot barrier all time and 26 other vaulters over 15′ 0″ High School mark. Jordan Yamoah(Arlington,NY) still leads the Circus at 17′ 1″ (i) in 19 2011 !!!!
The Girls were sensational this season.. with a record 11 different girls flying over the 12 Foot Barrier. Leading the charge was senior TEDI DeMARIA(Bethlehem.NY) with her All-American 4th place 12′ 8.5″ finish at New Balance Indoor Nationals. The Circus has now had 33 different girls over the 12 Foot Barrier !!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!
BOYS UP-DATED ALL-TIME LIST ADDS
#3 Erick Duffy( North Andover,MASS) 16′ 6″ Mass. State Champion
Nick Marino(Hatsboro,PA) ………… 15′ 9.5″
Seth Kricheff(Old Tappan,NJ) …….. 15′ 1″
The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure
BARNYARD BBQ MEET …. July 16, 2016
It was a happening !!! The 2016 Circus Barnyard Meet was filled with UNBELIEVABLE ATHLETES…FRIENDS….SPIRIT and FUN !!! They say that a gathering of pole vaulters is a dangerous situation that sometimes needs security….. but… this gathering was about belonging and friendships. Thank you all..athletes..volunteers ..coaches and family for a super enriched day at Flying Circus !!! Onto the BEACH VAULT !!!!!
They also say that …”RECORDS are only borrowed…”
….. Here are some of the NEW RECORDS from BBQ Meet.
* Record 101 Vaulters taking it up (old Record 82 Vaulters in 2015 meet)
* 7 New Meet Division Records !!!!!
* Record 37 Personal All Time Personal Best Performances !!!!
* Record… 11 Water-Mellons Consumed….Easily!!!!!
* New Boys High School Record…ERICK DUFFY(North Andover,MASS) 16′ 6″ (New MASS STATE RECORD for this Junior)
* 3 Runways At the Same time with LAUGHTER ABOUNDING !!!!!
* BEST MUSIC ..ON -the-PLANET !!!!!
Here are the Results …
Girls AM Meet ( 47 Girls) Prizes donated by Jerry Cahill’s You Can Not Fail Foundation and Katherine Duffy’s State Farm Insurance !!
The Fireworks was lit by Chloe Pasek(West Milford,NJ) winning the Elementary School Championship at 7′ 6″ Meet Record…It shifted to Genevieve “Sunshine” Reilly (Warwick,NY) taking the Middle School crown at 9′ 6″… then all eyes were on Francesca Porambo(Basking Ridge,NJ) winning the Frosh/Soph Division at a meet record 11′ 0″ for her coaching dad Carl…The High School Division of Girls came down to Governor Livingston,NJ junior..Leah Saifi setting a New BB Record of 12′ 2″ to edge Wilkes Barre,PA Junior Madisyn Hawkins who also blasted over 12′ 0″…. The Open Women’s gold went to Emily Shipley(Hillsbough,NJ) at 12′ 0″ and Flying Circus Wonder Stephanie Duffy won the Coaches Division at 12′ 0″ by a ton..then retired!!!!
Elementary School – Chloe Pasek(West Milford) 7′ 6″ Meet Record!!!
Exciting happen when you DREAM BIG….In the High School Division…There is now..”A NEW KID ON THE POLE VAULT BLOCK”… North Andover High School junior ERICK DUFFY flew 16′ 6″ for a NEW MASS STATE RECORD ..using just a borrowed UCS Spirit 15′ x 190 from former Meet record holder Derek DiBona !!!! He had 2 close bars at 16′ 10″ into the slight wind on the main runway…. College Sophomore Travis Fountain joined the 16′ Foot Club with his win in the Open Division at 16′ 1.5″…. Jordan Yamoah(kingsville,TX) jumped Exhibition over 16′ 6″ for the fans and Mark Cortazzo of Vault Factory dedicated his Personal best of 13′ 6.5″ to his former Coach- Paul Richard….Middle School, Champ as Louis Martinez(WallkillMS,NY) at 9′ 0″ and Jake Pasek(Mahwah,NJ) west an Elementary School
record of 6′ 6″ for the family sweep!!!
Elemantary School – Jake Pasek(Mawah,NJ) 6′ 6″ Meet Record!!!
Middle School Division – Louis Martinez(Wallkill,NY) 9′ 0″ Meet Record !!! MackHallett(Warwick) 8′ 6″ PR
High School Division – Erick Duffy(North ndover,MASS) 16′ 6″ Meet Record!!! Marc DeLuca(Westhill,CT) 14’6″ Eli Cole(Raleigh,NC) 14′ 6″ Brian Rubenstein,NJ) 14′ 0″ Nate Llanos(Danbury,CT) 13′ 6.5″ Peter Chan(Delbarton,NJ) 13′ 6.5″ Henry Vossler(Darien,CT) 13′ .5″ Trevor Hazell(Vernon,NJ) 12′ 6″ Devin Kusmider(East Brunswick,NJ) 12′ 0″ Jordan Schwartz(Greenwich,CT) 12′ 0″ Dne Sorensen(Warwick,NY) 12′ 0″ Cameron Horn(Montville,NJ) 12′ 0″ Isaac Heatly(Warwick) 12′ 0″ Kameran Pettit(Rochester,NY) 11′ 6″ Andrew Freeman(Mahwah,NJ) 11′ 0″ Mike Sorce)Apex,NJ) 11′ 0″ Daeseob Lin(Tappan Zee,NY) 11′ 0″ Kevin Kahwaty(Montville,NJ) 10′ 0″ Peter Wienold(Raleigh,NC) 10 6″ Jona Kim(Old Tappan,NJ) 10′ 6″
Open Division – Travis Fountain 16′ 1.5″ Josh Hoshya(Warehouse,NY) 14′ 0″ Chris Rough(Westhill,CT) 14′ 0″ Andy Accaardo(Apex,NJ) 14′ 0″ Matt Greenlaw(Warwick) 13′ 6.5″ Calvin Gould(Apex,NJ) 13′ 6.5″ Chris Puntasecca(Apex,NJ) 12′ 6″ William Fiedenick(Apex,NJ) 12′ 6″ Dillion Fraulex(Catholic) 12′ 0″ Brian Leggett(Chatham.NY) 12′ 0″ Tom Calandra(Buffalo,NY) 12′ 0″
Masters Division Combined – Mark Cortazzo(Vault Factory,NJ) 13′ 6.5″ Will Nesbitt(Flying Circus,NY) 12′ 6″ Reggie Hendersen(Rochester,NY) 11′ 0″ Carl Huff(Rutgers AC,NJ) 11′ 0″ Bill Crouse(Philly Jumps) 11′ 0″ John Andresen(The Warehouse,NY) 9′ 6″(75 Years Young!!!)
CONGRATULATIONS ATHLETES !!!!! THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS !!!!!
JUST 1 MEET -To-GO… Seaside Heights Beach Vault July 30-31
We will be offering a Final Practice sessions for ALL ATHLETES COMPETING in this year BEACH VAULT.. Join Us…. if you can…
Final Beach Vault Practice…Saturday July 23, 2016 At FLYING CIRCUS
BOYS PRACTICE…. 1-2:30PM
GIRLS PRACTICE… 3-4:30PM
$30 per Vaulter.
CONGRATULATIONS to Flying Circus Alum…MEGAN CLARK for her SUPER OLYMPIC TRIALS 15′ 1.5″ LAUNCH and yesterdays’ GOLD MEDAL for USA Under 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS in Santigo,Chile!!!!!