LEAH SAIFI SOARS 12′ 6″ for GOLD @ SEASIDE HEIGHTS BEACH VAULT …. PLUS 35 OTHER “CIRCUS-CATS” SIZZLE !!!
The Hudson Valley FLYING CIRCUS Pole Vault Adventure
Warwick Valley, New York
SEASIDE HEIGHTS BEACH VAULT GLORY …The FLYING CIRCUS send 36 sun-tanned athletes to the New Jersey Shore for their final Pole Vault Adventure of the “Spectacular Season”. Coach Hugh Cauthers and Coach Stephanie Duffy enjoyed the Fun & Sun all day at the BIGGEST BEACH VAULT MEET in the U.S.A!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to all athletes… WE ARE PROUD of YOU.
The High School Girls Championship Section had 15 Circus Girls battling to the final meet of the year and placed 4 girls in the Top 6 Finish… Leading the charge was LEAH SAIFI of Governor Livingston High School.NJ. This senior-to-be this fall blasted to 12′ 6″ equaling the meet all-time record and had close bars at 13 foot Barrier!!! This New Jersey Indoor State Champion is ready for her senior year. Placing third was James Coughlin High School ,PA. junior…Madisyn Hawkins with her 11′ 6″ sail…Jessica Ippolito(FairLawn,NJ) a junior this year also sailed 11′ 6″ and Michelle Rubinetti(NV-Demarest,NJ) another senior-to-be this fall ripped over 11′ 6″ easily for her spirited cheering section!!!
Sophomores Caroline McGann(Holy Angles,NJ) and Abby Norwillo(Pittston Area,PA) both made 10′ 6″ ..as did Cornell bound Ali Moraveck(Monroe,CT) 10′ 6′ Soph Sprint star..Kristin Lubeski(Monroe,NY) hit 10’0″..Lia Zavattaro(Greenwich,CT) looked solid after her sensational spring season Nicole Lester(Ridgewood,NJ) 10′ 0″ Jackie Helm(Paramus,NJ) 10′ 0″ Danielle Cass(Weston,Ct) 9′ 6″Sophia Alter(Rondount Valley,NY) 9′ 6″ Grace Gardella(Ramsey,NJ) 9′ 6″ Samantha Kaplan(New Paltz,NY) 9′ 6″.
The High School Boys Championship Section had 6 Flying Circus Flyers… with Junior Marc Deluca(West Hill,CT) placing 4th at 14′ 0″ Nick Marino(Hatsboro,PA) using short run 14′ 0″ Seth Kricheff(Old Tappan,NJ- Soph) 13′ 6′ Peter Chan(Delbarton,NJ) 13′ 6″ Brian Rubenstein(Gov.Livingston,NJ) 13′ 6′ Nate Llanos(Danbury,CT) 13′ 0″ !
Novice Girls Runway Section… 3 place Lauren Saifi(Governor Livingston,NJ) 10′ 0″ 4th place Amelie Legg(Delhi,NY) 9′ 6′ Kerry Qualter(New City,NY) 8′ 6′ …
Novice Boys Runway Section… Runway Winner..Henry Vossler(Darien.CT) 12′ 6″ Dane Sorensen(Warwick,NY) 11′ 6″ Jona Kim(Old Tappan,NJ) 11′ 0″ Tyler Hrbek(Old Tappan,NJ) 11′ 0″ Brendan McShane(Warwick,NY) 11′ 0″ Tom Qualter(New City,NY) 9′ 6′ !
Open Women’s Section… Marisa Robbins(Goshen,NY) 12′ 0″ Samantha Beyar(Monroe,NY) 11′ 6″
Open Men’s Section … Joe Crispi(You Can Not Fail Foundation) 15′ 6″ Peter Fagan(Westfield,NJ) 15′ 6″ Ryan Wilkes(PA) 15′ 0″
Eugene ,Oregon Summer Track Series… MEGAN “Flips” CLARK…now a professional represented by super-agent..Karen Lockie..soared 14′ 1.5″ for 5th place in her first ever pro-meet. Megan has signed on to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista,CALF as a resident athlete who will be coached by OTC Elite Coach Kris Mack !!!! CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN!!!
USATF- NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Holy Cross,MASS… He did it again.. North Andover High School,MASS junior Erick Duffy flew 16′ 1″ for the gold…and best friend..Julia Valenti(North Reading,MASS) hit 11′ 6″ in the Women’s Division for the Silver Medal!!!
SPECIAL THANKS to the ZAVATTARO FAMILY of GREENWICH