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

It was the 109th MILLROSE GAMES ….. and perhaps…”The Best Ever” …. Thank you all for supporting this weekends 109th NYRR MILLROSE GAMES at The New Balance Track & Field Center,NYC. The sold out…standing room only crowd was filled with inspiring athletes of all ages and enthusiastic track fans from the Flying Circus and beyond … to ring in the “Olympic Year Spirit”….. Every event stacked… from youth age Rising Stars to Olympic Champions…competing with full efforts and pride. We salute all participants. On to the next level.

Thursday Evening Jr. Boys Pole Vault…. Greg Potter…a Junior representing VaultWorX,PA soared to the gold with his 14′ 10PR for Coach Matt Concannon. Flying Circus/Warehouse Junior Liam Ackerman took home the silver with his 14′ 3.25″ sail and Top Soph honors came from Johannes Stronhaug at 14′ 3.25″ for Coach James Cerra. Flying Circus/Philly Jumps Nick Marino sailed big over 14′ 3.25″ and is ready for this weeks PA State Meet in State College!!! PA Soph Quarterback star ,Payton Morris sailed 14′ 3.25″ for only his 5th month of vaulting !!!! Amir Abdelnaky(Vertical Assault finished at 13′ 3.5″…Charles Crispi(You Can Not Fail Vault Club) boomed over 13′ 3.5″ for Coach Cahill and Dylan Scranbani(Flying Circus) look great making 13′ 3.25′ on borrowed poles. NJ State Indoor NPA Champ..Peter Chen did not start due to State Meet.

Saturday Afternoon Jr. Girls Pole Vault….. This day belonged to North Carolina Indoor State Vault Champion…Chesney Ward..representing Vaulthouse,Greensboro,NC ..coached by Eric Morell. Chesney flew over 12′ 11.5″ first jump to win her MILLROSE GAMES GOLD MEDAL and FLOWERS!!!! This humble and gracious athlete has committed to Duke University net fall. Also flying 12′ 11.5″ was junior Becky Arbiv of Pole Vault Atlanta,GA. Coached by Hal Fairbanks…former Rochester,NY legend. Placing third was junior Katie Jones of VaultWorx,PA. with a personal best of 12′ 11.5″ for Coach Concannon. Also soaring BIG ALL DAY was the 7- Time Alabama State Champion..Margaret Ollinger,Mobile,ALabama…at 12′ 11.5″!!!! Placing 5th was our own..Tedi DeMaria(Flying Circus) with her 12′ 1.5″ sail and very close bars at 12′ 7.5”. Rachel Finn(Vertical Assault) cleared 11′ 7.5″ and Nathalie Elliot(VaultWorX) made 11′ 1.75″ Amanda McNeilis(NY) was solid and just a junior. Junior Michelle Rubinetti(Flying Circus) won her NJ State Group II Pole Vault Title in Toms River on Saturday morning with her team.

Saturday Late Afternoon… INVITATIONAL ELITE WOMEN’S VAULT …. It was another historical Pole Vault Day at Millrose Games….. as former Flying Circus Club Super-Star..Megan Clark(Duke University) delighted the Vault Fans with her booming speed and height over 14′ 9″ and super close bars at 15′ 1″ for Coach Shawn Wilbourn. Megan heads to ACC Championships next week in Boston!!!!

SECTION 2 STATE QUALS…VAULT FIREWORKS!!!! NY Section 2 also made some history last week..with 3 Girls sailing the 12 Foot Barrier together…. Burnt Hills,NY.. senior Kalli Manley won the gold..with a lifetime best of 12’0″ in the Saratoga Springs HS Gym at Section 2 Championships. This speedy and dedicated all-around athlete never gave up on her dream and is coached by Flying Circus’s Stephanie Duffy. Tedi DeMaria(Bethlehem,NY) also had a wonderful day with her 12′ 0′ sail for silver for Coach Ashley Gansel … Alana Carroll…just a sophomore at Averil Park,(NY) complete the Circus Sweep with her break thru 12′ 0″ School Record !!!!

SECTION 9 CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIPS…. West Point was the venue… as The Warwick Valley Purple Wave Boys team won the team title for Coach Mike Potter and Curtis Acaki over NFA in a tightly contested match of speed…endurance and strength. Taking gold(and 10 points) was Wallkill,NY senior Matt DeLorenzo at 13′ 0″…Isaac Heatley(Warwick) placed 8 points at 12′ 6″…Vinnie DeLaolo(MW) brought in 6 points at 12′ 0′..Dan Sorensen(Warwick) added 4 points to the Wave at 11′ 6″ Andy Rubestahl(Wash) 11′ 6″ Chris Endrizzi(MW) 11′ 0″ Matt Warren(Wash) 9′ 6″ completed Circus action. for Boys Division. In the Girls meet that was a super night in 3 events for Super-Soph..Kristen Lubeski of Monroe Woodbury,NY.. Coming off great performances in the 300meter and triple jump..this “team-girl” picked up her vaulting poles for more points and brought in 10 points for the Champion Ctrusaders with her 10′ 0″ win..Freshman team mate Gabby Nebiker placed 8 points at 9′ 6′ Warwick Valley 8th grader Genevieve Reilly place 3rd at 7’6″ and new kid on the vault pole..Kali Thompson(Warwick) placed 4th at 7’0″in her first vault meet !!!!


Outstanding performances came out at the Toms River Complex on 10 Girls and 10 Boys advance to next weeks Meet of Champions from the Flying Circus !!!! Congratulations to all athletes!!!

* Peter Chen ..Senior..Delbarton ,NJ… 13′ 0″ !!!! Non-Public- A
* Michelle Rubinetti..Junior…Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ … 11′ 6″ Group II
* Jessica Ippolito…Junior…FairLawn,NJ … 11′ 0″ Group III
* Nicole Lester…Soph…Ridgewood,NJ… 10′ 6″ Group IV

Complete Circus Performers…. Boys Group II Brian Rubenstein(Gov.Livingston) 2nd,,,13′ 6″PR Joe Kim(Ridgefield) 13′ 6″ Dom Rocca(Mahwah) 13′ 0″ Dante D’Agostaro(Mahwah) 12′ 6′ Jack Muller(Mahwah) 12′ 6″
Group III– Seth Kircheff(Old Tappan) 12′ 6″ Group IV.. Dave Bausmith(Hunterson Central) 12′ 6″ -Soph..Greg Fente(Paramus) 13′ 6″ Trevor Hazell(Vernon) 12′ 6″ Non Publib -A..Peter Chen(Delbarton) 13′ 0″ Kevin Nam(Pope John) 10′ 0″
Gir;ls…Group II..Michelle Rubinetti(NV-Demarest) 11′ 6′ Leah Saifi(Gov.Livingston) 11′ 6″ Bridgette Muller(Mahwah) 11′ 0″ Caitlin Reverand(NV-Demarest) 10′ )’ Lauren Saifi(Gov.Livingston) 10′ 0″ Melissa Purcell(Pascack Valley) 10′ )’ Group III- 1-Jessica Ippolito(Fair Lawn) 11′ 0″ Jackie Helm(Paramus) 10′ 0″ Group IV 1-Nicole Lester(Ridgewood) 10′ 6″ Maxine Earl(Ridgewood) 10′ 6″ Group Non Public A- Caroline McGann(Holy Angles) 9′ 6″ Amanda Grieco(Union) 7′ 6″

Connecticut State Meet @ Hillhouse,CT…. Congrats to Weston,CT junior Danileel Cass. for placing at state with 10′)..Alli Moraveck(Masuk) 10’0″.. and Lia Zavattaro(Greenwich) 9′ 6″ Soph…..

SPECIAL SALUTE and THANK YOU for contributing to …The MAJEWSKI FAMILY FUND…. the response has been inspiring and every donation helps… This Flying Circus Pole Vault Community Project sets the example for…”CELEBRATING GIVING to OTHERS”…….This project ends on March 19. Many Thanks.

FLYING CIRCUS….. More than Pole Vault.