The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault, LLC
Flying Circus #1 Meet

The Pole Vault Season has officially started!!!!
The 21 athletes gathered up their spirit and courage…to produce super results at the real bars at the Flying Circus Pre-Season #1 Meet in the Vault Barn hayloft on Saturday. The positive atmosphere and constant cheering and support clapping provided the adeline to fly. Congratulations to all athletes and parents for a great start to the season. Special thanks to meet managers Bob Sorensen and Beth Belcher for another organized fun day. Next Pre-Season meet….next Saturday..November 4 !!!!!


It’s not easy opening the pre-season on the real bars….” but toughness took over and won again”. Warwick Valley,NY junior Kaeli Thompson… used her balanced long run speed to hit 11′ 6″indoor PR …. a two foot improvement from last years opening meet!!!! She had a close look at 12′ 1″…. Caroline McGann(Holy Angels,NJ) flew 11′ 0″ by a foot and Lia Zavattaro(Greenwich,CT) opened big also. Top Middle School athlete was West Milford,NJ Chloe Pasek…at 8′ 0″ for the rising Highlander 8th grader!!!!

Girls Results…. Kaeli Thompson(Warwick,NY) 11′ 6″ Indoor PR Caroline McGann(Holy Angels,NJ) 11′ 0″ Lia Zavattaro(Greenwich,CT) 10′ 6″ Gabrielle Nebiker(Monroe,NY) 10′ 0″ Kaia Becker(Northern Highlands,NJ) 9′ 6″ = School Record Kristen Kolarik(Arlington,NY) 8′ 6″PR Caroline Fatta(Warwick,NY) 8′ 6′ Indoor PR Chloe Pasek(West Milfors,NJ) 8′ 0″ MS Champion !!! Sydney Tomaine(Hyde Park,NY) 7′ 6′


The afternoon section had some motivated and focused guys battling the real bars. The fireworks began early in the competition with Masters Record holder …John Andresen (76) of Aquebogue,NY clearing 9′ 6″ to win his age group and Flying Circus Coach..Will Nesbitt of Garrison,NY sailing 13′ 0″ for his Age Group win at 56!!!! Taking the Green Pit win was Old Tappan,NJ freshman..Shaun Herlihy at 8′ 0″… Bennett Hemphill(Fairfiled,CT) won Top Middle Schooler at 6′ 6″!!! Late in afternoon… the Pole Vault Nuts enjoyed some High Flying .. with Scott Rathbun(Keene,NH) winning the prized Raspberry flavored “JOE TEA”… with his School Record 15′ 1″ sail on his last jump!!! Warwick Valley,NY senior…Dane Sorensen 14′ 6′ PR Tyler Hrbek(Old Tappan,NJ) double PR at 14′ 6″ and Seth Kircheff(Old Tappan,NJ) 14′ 6″ …. Next Meet…Saturday November 4 @ Circus.

Boys Results….. Masters Age Groups… Will Nesbitt(Garrison,NY) 13′ 0″(56 Age Group !!!!) John Andresen(Aquebogue,NY) 9′ 6′(76 Age Group!!!!) HS Boys Group… Scott Rathbun(Keene,NH) 15′ 1″ PR/School Record Dane Sorensen(Warwick,NY) 14′ 6″PR Tyler Hrbek(Old Tappan,NJ) 14′ 6″PR Seth Kircheff(Old Tappan.NJ) 14′ 6″ Jackson Hemphill(Fairfield,CT) 12′ 6″ Zack Matson(New Milford,CT) 11′ 6″ Zack Iannucci(Turnbull,CT) 11′ 6″ Jacob Becher(warwick,NY) 10′ 6″ Iyriy Denys(Riverhead,NY)10′ 0″ Shaun Herlihy (Old Tappan,NJ) 8′ 0” Bennett Hemphill(Fairfield,CT) 6′ 6′ MS Champion!!!

“RISE & SHINE” ….. The Season has begun. Thank you all for a great day together!