OCEAN BREEZE ELITE …FUN-for-ALL…. LILY BEATTIE 12′ 0″…LOUIS MARTINEZ 15′ 6″ LEAD the INVASION !!!
The Hudson Valley Flying Circus
A small group of Flying Circus “Flyers” invaded the Ocean Breeze Elite Meet on Saturday and solid performances and solid sportsmanship were on review. The four state meet was limited to the Top 10 Boys and Top 10 girls entered and it was the first super gathering of vaulters since the one year Covid lockdown.
The meet provided a super atmosphere of sportsmanship at it’s best. Athletes..coaches…officals alll cheering each other in thos no spectator event. It was a glimpse of what will be coming back to athletics in the next few months.
RECAP~~~~ In the Morning Girls Division…..the Circus placed 4 girls in the TOP 7…with Warwick Valley High School freshman..LILY BEATTIE soaring 12′ 0′ personal best for the silver medal. She had a close 3rd attempt at the NY State Freshman Class record at 12′ 6″ held by Erica Ellis at 12′ 4.5″. Lily used her 13′ 7 ” x 170 pole to finish the meet on her birthday. Monroe,NY senior LJ/PV star ..Alicia Johnson flew 11′ 6″ for 4th place overall. High Point,NJ junior sprinter/vaulter..Rachel Mason flew 11′ 0″ for 5th place in her first trip to Ocean Breeze. Placing seventh was Warwick Valley Middle School sprint/vault record holder at 10′ 6″ and so close at 11′ 0 bar. The Boys afternoon section had three Circus Boys in the talented and deep field… with Wallkill,NY senior Louis Martinez flying 15′ 6″ for third place on misses… Max Zuckerman of Pascack,NJ sailed 14′ 6″ on his new poles and Steve Ditelberg,Trumbel,CT..just a junior..flew high above his 12′ 6″ Bar in his first trip to Staten Island.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL…….. It was fun to be with you and watch you soar!!!
NEXT CIRCUS MEETS in MARCH Thursday Night , March 18…. at 5:00pm… GIRLS ELITE MEET…..
Sign In 4:45pm Warm Up 5:00pm Bar Up at 5:30pm Sunday March 21… at 12 Noon….. BOYS & GIRLS RISING STARS MEET…Sign in 11:45am…. Warwm Up 12 Noon…. Bar up at 12:45pm Thursday…. March 25 …at 6pm…BOYS & GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL MEET..Sign In at 5:45pm…Warwm Up at 6PM..Bar Up 6:30pm