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  1. 85th EASTERN STATES – KAELI THOMPSON 13′ 4″ ….LIAM LANDAU 15′ 0″ LEAD-the CIRCUS-CHARGE !!!

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

    The EASTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS lived up to it’s billing!!!!!!

    Congratulations to Meet Director..Jacob Brown of Ridgewood,NJ for again packing up each event with National Stars in this 85th edition of ….The EASTERNS at the 168th Street New Balance Armory Center. The CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON is HERE!!!!!

    Pole Vault Official..Tim Wilson and his brother ran a fast moving..athlete centered pole vault event for both the boys and girls. Warwick Valley,NY senior Kaeli Thomposon set a new meet record of 13′ 4″ on her 8th jump and then was very close at her 13′ 8″ bar to move to USA#5. She used her 14′ 1 x 165 ESSX RECOIL to set her 6th Meet Record of the season and her 11th bar over 13′ 0″ semi-barrier !!! She also set a school record of 17′ 4.5″ in the long jump for Coach Mike Potter’s Purple Wave. Norwich Free Academy,Ct… State Open Champ …Paige Martin(junior) placed 3rd at 11′ 7″ for Coach Russ VanSteeg. Union Catholic,NJ senior…Hope Handlin was sensational over 11′ 0″ with BIG AIR..Marisa DiGia(Old Tappan-Junior) and Jamie Rossig(Pascack Hills,NJ) were strong over 11′ 0″ for the 15 athlete circus team in the meet.

    The Boys Vault was close…with 4 guys over 15’0″ and the result coming down to misses. Pascack Hills,NJ ..senior Multi-Event star..Liam Landau prevailed at 15′ 0″ for gold medal for Coach Ross Kohler’s Cowboys!!!! This Northeastern University recruit continues the battle at Saturday’s NJ Meet of Champions at Toms River Bubble at 10AM. Louis Logsdail of Iona Prep was sensational at 15′ 0″ for Coach Jerry Cahill… Conor Reilly of Union Catholic,NJ.. 14′ 0″ Callum Howald(Columbia,NJ) 13′ 6″ and Justin Manne(Mahwah,NJ) 13′ 6″ for Coach Pasek’s Thunderbirds!!!

    OPEN WEDNESDAY(FEB. 20) POLE VAULT CLASSES are moved to Thursday Feb. 21..due to todays incoming winter ice storm. Regular class times…5:30-7pm and 7-8:30pm. Stay Safe.

    CALLING ALLL POLE VAULT BEGINNERS

    We now offer Open Sunday BEGINNERS POLE VAULT CLASSES for Boys and Girls in Grades 6-12… Discover our great event and learn how to fly out of your nest!!!!! Still..just #30 per athlete….. Free Parking and Music included.

    ARMORY SPRING TRACK & FIELD CAMP

    JOIN US for a POLE VAULT PARTY!!! The Flying Circus Pole Vault Staff will be part of the Armory Track Camp on Saturday March 23, 2019 in New York City.. Come to the BIG APPLE POLE VAULT PARTY and LEARN MORE about our Flying Pole Vault Event. Register today at armorycamp.org

  2. FLYIN’ CIRCUS ~~~~~~ “WORKIN’-ON-A-DREAM” ….. JOIN US !!!!

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

    It has always been about…’Working on your Dream’ ,,,here at Flying Circus. The day-to-day work ethic and dedicated routines have always been more important than the final result. After all…… real life is defined by individual and team effort. This is the pure joy of participating in athletics. Effort is the only thing we add to our dreams. This year..more than ever…each one of you have inspired someone else…. to push beyond limits… to support each other in every way and to reach high for your dreams. This Indoor season was special @ Flying Circus…. Keep pushing everyday.

    These are the days ~ Van Morrison

    CIRCUS WEEK REVIEW ….
    Feb. 13—-Feb. 18
    Bergen County Championships @ Armory —- SYDNEY WOODS(NVD) soars 13′ 0″ Record !! / LIAM LANDAU)PH) Flys 15′ 6″ Record !! Bergen County,NJ loves the Pole Vault Event and their history of excellence proves it true. UPENN bound ..senior ..Sydney Woods of Northern Valley-Demarest and Pascack Hills senior..Liam Landau set all-time records for gold… to lead 18 other Circus Vaulters at the Pole Vault Gala. Girls—Marisa DiGia(OT) 10′ 6″ Kyra Muller(M) 10′ 0″ Julia Tucci(NVD) 9′ 0″ Mary Flahive(HA) 9′ 0″ Samantha Conjour(PV) 9′ 0″ Julie Dakwar(R) 9′ 0″ Boys-Justin Manne(M) 13′ 0″ Kylo Cho(P) 13′ 0″ Reese Muller(M) 12′ 6″ Sean Herlihy(OT) 12′ 6″ Chris Jost(OT) 12′ 0″ Brandon Yip(P) 12′ 0″ Elan Krakow(T) 11′ 6″ Liam Conroy(NH) 11′ 0″ Lucas Khowaylo(NH) 11′ 0″

    Connecticut Meet of Champs-Hillhouse,CT — Paige Martin of Norwich Free Academy won Girls meet at 12′ 1″ Meet Record for Coach Russ VanSteeg. Weston Junior..Elise Russel.. came on strong this indoor..placed silver at 11′ 0″ for Coach Matt Meadve. Madison Martin(NFA) 10′ 6″ Katie Ryan(Newown) 10′ 0″ Alexis Misiewicz(Trumbull) 9′ 6″ Boys… Aidan O’Connor(Lewis-Mills) placed 4th at 13′ 0″ Jackson Hemphill(Fairfield Ludlow) 13′ 0″ Kiernan Daly(Darien) 12′ 6″ Mike Blumenstock(Weston) 12′ 0″

    New Jersey State Group Champs-Toms River,NJ — 3 STATE GROUP CHAMPS… Liam Landau(Pascack Hills)—15′ 6″ Group 2…..Kyle Cho-(Paramus) 13′ 0″-Group 3 …. and Conor Reilly(Union Catholic)… 15′ 0″ -Non-Public A . SILVER MEDALS went to Hope Handlin(Union Catholic) 10′ 6″…Mue Carroll(Matawan) 11′ 6″ Irene Park(Pequannock) 11′ 0″ Marisa DiGia(Old Tappan).. 11′ 0″ !!!!
    Group 1—Irene Park(P) 11′ 0″ Kyle Russell(ML) 10′ 6″ Matt Theuerkauf(GR) 10′ 6″ Alex Mozsolits(ML) 10′ 6″
    Group 2—Liam Landau(PH) 15′ 6″ Mateo Zemer(WM) 13′ 0″ Justin Manne(M) 13′ 0″ Reese Muller(M) 12′ 0″ Mue Carroll(M) 11′ 6″ Jamie Rossig(PH) 10′ 6″ Kyra Muller(M) 10′ 6″ Julia Tucci(NVD) 9′ 0″
    Group 3– Kyle Cho(P) 13′ 0″ Nick Adams(R) 12′ 6″ Jason Tomaino(R) 12′ 0″ Eric Bryne(R) 12′ 0″ Marisa DiGia(OT) 11’0″ Allison Sumereau(PV) 8′ 6″ Samantha Conjour(PV) 8′ 6″
    Group 4 — Callum Howald(C) 14’0″
    Non Public A— Connor Reilly(UC) 14′ 0″ Hope Handlin(UC) 10′ 6″ Mary Flahive(HA) 8′ 6″ Kendal Williams(HA) 8′ 0″ Bella Gray(UC) 8′ 0″ Olivia Toutounijian(HA) 7′ 6″

    SECTION 1 STATE QUALS @ Armory — 6 Circus athletes advance to States!!! Congrats to Girls-Emily Heese(Somers) 10′ 0″ Kristen Kolarik(Arlington) 9′ 6″ Boys-Chris Filatov(Nanuet) 14′ 0″ Tommy Qualter(Clarkstown South) 13′ 3″ McDonough(RC Ketchum) 13′ 0″ Mike Barletta(Harrison) … Also jumping solid was Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern) 8’6″ Haley Merchant(HH) 8′ 6″ Rebecca Baez(No Rockland) 8′ 6″ Grace Simpson(TZ) 8′ 6″ Laura Hancher(TZ) 7’6″ Ronald O(Nanuet) 11′ 6″ Jere Frank(Arlington) 11′ 6′

    SECTION 9 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS @ West Point — 30 Pole Vaulters from Flyin’ Circus represented their High School teams in the team scoring in the 7 hour extravaganza at Gills Field House on the Hudson River. Clapping..whistling….screaming and celebrating the pole vault was the fun of it all for athletes,coaches,parents and grandparents. In the Boys..it was all purpose athlete…Nick Villanueva of Monroe-Woodbury leading his team to their 21st Indoor title with 3 events scoring… 13′ 0″ PV gold…Nick Mirecki(Wash’ville) used his new ESSX poles for silver(12′ 6″) Louis Martinez(Wallkill) was Top Soph at 12′ 0″ Mack Hallet(Warwick) 12′ 0″ PR Jacob Becher(Warwick) 11′ 6″ Danny Jeong(MW) 11′ 0″ Kevin Chait(Wash) 10′ 6″ Mike Moore(Warwick) 10′ 6″ Anthony Cortez(MW) 10′ 0″ Chris Ndu(Middd) 9′ 0″ Ryan Kennedy(Wash) 9′ 0″ B-Section-Sam Haaland(Onteora) 12′ 0″PR Bryden Cregan(RV) 9′ 0″ Chris Dorney(RV) 8′ 0″
    The Girls Division saw Kaeli Thompson win two events and vault 13′ 0″ for her 9th time over this season. She had 2 close bars at 13′ 6.5″ for the Wildcats of Warwick Valley. Julie Penna…heading to York University,PA.. next fall placed in all three events(LJ -PV-Hurdles) 10’0″ Gabby Nebiker(MW) 10′ 0″ Genieve Reilly(Warwick) 10′ 0″ Keira Couland-Smith(New Paltz) 9′ 9″ Caroline Fatta(Warwick) 9′ 9″ Sydney Tomaine(FDR) 9′ 3″ Daniella Raymond(Wash) 9′ 3″ Alicia Johnson(MW) 8′ 6″ Emily Gorczynski(Wash) 8′ 6″ Sophie Mirecki(Wash) 8′ 6″ Angelisse Diaz(NFA) 8′ 0″ Violet Bachorik(Goshen) 7′ 0″ Shea Ross(Wallkill) 7′ 0″

    NEXT UP—
    Tuesday Evening—BOYS & GIRLS EASTERN STATES @ Armory…No Circus Practice.
    Friday Evening—– BOYS & GIRLS SECTION 9 STATE QUAL MEET @ West Point…No Circus Practice

    CONGRATULATIONS to former WARWICK VALLEY GIRLS TRACK & FIELD COACH…RICH FURST for his SECTION 9 Track & Field HALL-OF-FAME Selection. This legendary Warwick Valley Girls Head Coach built the Girls Track and Field program to National Prominence from 1974 thru 2014 in Cross Country-Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Also being inducted will be Coaching Legends Charlie Delmonico of Washingtonville High School Wizards and Malcolm Burks of Newburgh Free Academy. The Hall of Fame Dinner will be May 5 at 2:00pm at Kuhls Highland House,Midddletown,New York Please join us for the entire celebration of athletes,coaches and officials of Section 9 Track & Field !!! For more information/tickets … www.Section IXHOF.com

    * The Flying Circus will be instructing the Pole Vault event at The ARMORY SPRING TRACK & FIELD CAMP on Saturday March 23, 2019 in the New Balance Armory in New York City— Please join us for this Pre-Season Camp and get ready for your spring season … Register at armorytrackcamp.org.