NEIL HOWARD III Sets NY STATE FROSH RECORD 14′ 8″ … ALICIA JOHNSON Sails 11′ 8″ … NJ STATE MEET~~~RANDI CONROY flies Again 12′ 0″ School Record !!!
The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault, LLC
Warwick Valley , New York
THE NEW YORK SHOWCASE MEET…. It started out with a dream and vision from Tim Fulton. The former Somers High School elite coach and now the New Balance Armory Track and Field coordinator produced a wonderful meet for over 1200 athletes and parents the past three days. CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU Coach Tim Fulton and Staff. The brand new state-of-the-art Track & Field site at Rondout Valley High School was outstanding and produced new National Records.. State and School records and so many personal bests it’s hard to explain. The Circus sent 20 athletes in the 8 separate divisions and Coach Bob Sorensen brought all the equipment and 6 bags of poles and cross bars for the event. Coach Duffy..Coach McIntee, Dane Sorensen and Bob Sorensen handled the coaching duties and a GREAT TIME was had by all. We now move to limited practice sessions and 3 Great Circus Meets before we open our 20th SUMMER CIRCUS CAMPS for 64 aspiring athletes from 6 states. IT’S NOT OVER YET.. in fact.. welcome to SUMMER POLE VAULT DEVELOPMENT !!!!! Our final Summer Festival meet will be July 9-10 and we want every Flying Circus pole vaulter we have to join the celebration of a super season together. We have 77 vaulters signed up for the fun… JOIN us.. Registration is on our web site only and there is NO DAY of MEET REGISTRATION. Any parent who wants to help with this project…. just let us know which day you can volunteer!!!!! Many thanks….!!!!
The GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP section on Friday was exciting to watch.. with Monroe,NY senior..Alicia Jihnson taking the gold and new meet record of 11′ 8″ on her ESSX series and close bars at 12′ 2.5″. Sophie Mirecki(Wash’ville,NY) went big over 11′ 4″ for silver… Madison Chalfin(New City,NY) made 11′ 0″… Lily Beattie(Warwick,NY) vaulted 11′ 0″ on bigger poles Ellie Lemler(West Point,NY) made 11′ 0″ for her 6th place medal. Rachel venter(Warwick,NY) doubled back from her Thursday meet win… with 10′ 6″ and Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern,NY) fly 9′ 0″. Taking home the Gold medal in the Open Division was Angelisse Diaz(Newburgh,NY) at 8′ 6″. In the Middle School Divisions… Boys winner was Luke Beattie(Warwick,NY) at 10′ 6″PR and Anthony Roe(Warwick,NY) was silver medal at 8′ 0″. The Girls were also soaring with Rachel venter(Warwick,NY) taking Gold at 9′ 10″ and Acerie Klein(Pine Bush.NY) silver at 9′ 0″. The Frosh/Soph Divisions ..Reilly StLawrence(Goshen,NY) placed 3rd at 9′ 6′ for Coach McIntee..Maia Perillo(East Fishkill,NY) 9′ 0″ PR..Elizabeth Apostoilco(Monroe,NY) 9′ 0″ for the Circus Girls.. In the Boys Fr/Soph division… Scott Anderson(Flemington.NJ) took the silver at 11′ 10…Colin Robertson(Marlboro,NY) placed 3rd at 10′ 6″. All these athletes will be attending Summer Circus Camps. The BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP section was loaded with the best… as Nick Lourenco …just a junior our of Jim Hendersons Warehouse Pole Vault club in Long Island entered the 16 Foot Club with his gold medal soaring 16′ 0″ win. Placing second was Louis Martinez(Wallkill,NY) at 15′ 0″. Pole Vault history was made with Neil Howard of Taconic Hills,NY…. breaking the NY State Freshman Pole Vault record with his 14′ 8″ clear on his 15’1″ x 175 pole. He also won the 400m Hurdles Championship in 56.18 !!!!!! Noah Brown(New Paltz,NY)flew a PR at 14′ 4″… Steve Ditelberg(Fairfield Ludlow,CT) placed at 13′ 0″ Eoin O’Gara(Pearl River,NY) 13′ 0″ and Kevin La-Chua(NYC) made 11′ 0″.
NEW JERSEY….. “MEET of CHAMPIONS”…. RANDI CONROY(No.Highlands) FLYS 12′ 0”!!!!!
South Plainfield,NJ~ Super vaulting and records tumble at the New jersey mOC meet… as senior Brian McSweeney of East Brunswick,NJ flew to the gold at 16′ 4.75″.!!!! This mark broke Flying Circus Coach..Will Nesbitt’s 16′ 4″ mark from 1980. Brian is heading to West Point Military Academy in 2 weeks. He is coached by Carl Palumbo at VAULT FACTORY,NJ!!!!! TMaking and unbelievable comeback from ankle injury 2 weeks ago.. was junior Max Zuckerman of Pascack Hills, NJ with his 15′ 0″ silver medal.. Shaun Herlihy of Old Tappan fle 13′ 6 for 5th”Luke Gnospelius(Ridgewood,NJ) 13′ ).. Reece Muller(Mahwah,NJ) 12′ 6″ for the ThunderBirds!!! Randi Conroy.. the talented and dedicated senior from Northern Highlands,NJ…finished off her storybook season with her first 12′ 0″ pole Vault…. a New School Record for the silver medal. She heads to Lehigh University next fall for academics and athletics. Michelle Lee(NV-Demarest,NJ) was sensational at state .. with her 11′ 6″=PR for 7th place.. Rachel Mason (High Point,NJ) flew 11′ 0″ for 10th place in state and returns next year for her senior fling on fiberglass. Hanna Lee(Tenafly) 10′ 6″ Alexa cawood(Ho;y Angels) 10′ 6″ Chloe Pasek(West Milford) 9′ 6″ CONGRATULATIONS to all athltes for pushing thru Covid!!!!!!!
CIRCUS MEETS COMING NOW ……. Tuesday June 22… BOYS ELITE MEET 4:45pm at Barn… Entry $40…… Warm Up at 5pm.. Bar up 5:45pm Wednesday June 30…GIRLS ELITE MEET 4:45pm at Barn… Entry $40..Warm Up 4:45pm… Bar up 5:45pm Thursday July 1… BOYS & GIRLS RISING STARS MEET 4:45pm at Barn..Entry $40 .. Warm Up at 4:45pm…Bar up 5:45pm Friday…July 9..SUMMER FESTIVAL… MS…. Frosh/Soph …. Masters ON LINE SIGN UP ONLY Saturday…July 10..SUMMER FESTIVAL//Junior/Senior … College/Open……. Elite Women ON LINE SIGN UP ONLY at www.hvflyingcircus.com Flying Circus… Summer Time Pole Vault now till July 11.