1. MEGAN CLARK(DUKE) WINS ACC(14′ 5.5″) …DEREK DiBONA(15′ 0″) and CATHERINE WALKER(12′ 4″) WIN OCL VAULTS !!!

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         This weekend was filled  with exciting performances  and spirited attitudes from  your Flying Circus Club – mates.  Here is the scoop…..

         The powerful ACC Track & Field Championships traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to the FSU Mike Long Track Stadium   and Megan Clark(Duke) was ready to compete. After a rough warm up period.. she turned it around with Coach Wilbourn for the  Gold Medal  win at 14′ 5.5″ bar.  Sarah DeVita(Virginia )  and Kayla Polcari(ND) also  competed  in the rain delayed vault.

        Orange County Championships in Warwick Valley was a treat to watch..as the 23  OCL teams put on a  show of speed…strength  and endurance for  the 2 day format.  Soaring on Friday into strong headwind…senior Catherine Walker(MW) set a personal best of 12′ 4″  for the  Crusaders…and Team Mate Samantha Beyar(MW)  added  big points in second place at 11′ 0″..followed by Erin Leahey(War) 10′ 0″  Kristen Lubeskie(MW) 10′ 0″)  Meagan Hurwitz(Fall) 8′ 6′   Crystal Nelson(ON) 7’0″  and Emily Welling(War) at 7′ 0″ for the Wave.  The Boys were lead by senior Derek DiBona(Warwick Valley) with his 15′ 0″ clear for Coach Potter’s Purple wave   and a New School Record from Ivan Mieses(Midd) at 14′ 9″!!! Matt Greeenlaw(Warwick) flew 14′ 0″  followed by Brandan Nebiker(MW)  13′ 0″  Vinnie DePaolo(MW)  Nick Negersmith(Wash) 11’6″  Iassac Heatley(Warwick) 11′ )”’ Josh Hazelnis(Falls) 11′ 0″ PR!!!!

        Rockland County Championships @ Suffern  saw Daesebo Lim(Tappan Zee) win gold at 12′ 6′ for the ‘Flying Dutchmen’…Matt Leanza(Suf)  12′ 0″  Jeff Sanawong(N) 12′ 0″  Pete O’Neill(CS) 11′ 6′  Jake Diamond(Suf) 11′ 6″  Connor Burke(PR) 10′ 6″ PR!!!  Senior Alison Stern(CS) won  again at 8′ 9″  Siobham Mariquit(Suf) 8′ 3″  Cali Santangelo(Suf) 6′ 6’.

     Up in North Reading,MASS… a New State Relay  Pole Vault Record was broken by North Reading High School Girls Vault Team coached by Solirio Pintzopoulos  and Coach Eric Hastings!!! The 3 Girls relay total was 30’0″…breaking the  old State Relay Record by 2 Feet!!!! Congrats  to Julia Valenti(junior) at 12′ 6′ again… Rachel Hill..9′ 6″   and Marisa Zarella 8′ 0″!!!! 

       The Rising Stars are coming…as Amelia Legg(Delhi,NY) set her School   and Section 4 record at 9′ 6′ this weekend   and Nicole Lester(Ridgewood,NJ)  won the Bergen County Freshman Pole Vault title at 9′ 0″  for Coach Brown Maroons!!!  Darien, Cy Vault Champ turned her energy into 4 Event wins (100h—300h—TJ-PV) this past Tuesday for the Blue Wave of Coach Steve Norris. She will compete in the State Heptathlon Championships later this season.

      The Eddy Games at Union College,NY was another sensational gathering of vault athletes…with Bethlehem,NY junior  Tedi DeMaria winning at 11′ 6″ School Record for Coach Ashley Ganzel.( Picture coming Tuesday) Kerstyn Ciulla(Sachem East,NY) placed second at 11′ 0″   Kalli Manly(BH) placed 3rd at 10′ 6″   and Maurin O’Connor(Ren-Doan,NY) set another school record at 9′ 6″ !!!!

        Dominique Beltrez(Cortland Manor,NY)  is firing over the 100m Hurdles…with her new PR of 13.90 at the Princeton Invite  !!! The former vaulter also added  a fast 200m competing unattached this spring !!! WOW!!!!!

       Westchester County Championships @ Byram Hills…It was  senior Vivian Mroz’s time  to soar…as  the  championship  scholastic diver for Bronxhills,NY won gold at 10′ 0″  New School Record  for Coach Jim Mitchell…  Margaux Neborak(Somers) 9’9″    Taylor Davis(BH) 9′ 0″  Devon Feuer(NR) 8′ 0″ ….Matt Fay of Iona Prep lead Coach Jerry Cahills Vault Crew to the TOP 8 Places…with his 15′ 0″ sail.

      At The Mid Hudson League Meet… Matt Delorenzo(Wallkill,NY -jumior- won the vault at 13′ 6″  and was pushed by New Paltz senior Martin Desmery also at 13′ 6′  Dylan Scribani(NP) 12′ 0″….. Samaantha Kaplan(NP) is enjoying a super  spring season on fiberglass..winning at 10″ 6′  for Coach Gregory…Sophia Alter(RV)  hit 10′ 0″  Andrea Dolan(Wall) 9′ 9″PR…Kira Magani(NP) 8′ 3″ !!!

      Great Vaulting is a family affair… and at the Golden Bear Classic in Vestel,NY… the brother-sister team of Johannes  Stromhaug(Vestel)   and Kari Stromhaug(Vestel) dominated the Boys  and Girls Pole Vault… each soaring 11′ 6″ to bring home the Gold to the   evening Diner Table   . Both are coached by James Cerra!!!

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      Boys July 13-14    
      Girls July 16-17

      Cost $275 per athlete if received by May  30.
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  2. “CELEBRATING CHILDREN” … JULIA VALENTI SOARS 12′ 6″ SCHOOL RECORD !!!

          VAULT FLASH – May 14
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             North Reading,MASS ….. JULIA VALENT….the Multi-Event junior at North Reading High School is back to her flying tricks again!!!!!  Competing in yesterday’s North Reading meet…  Julia flew big over a New School Record of 12′ 6″ in the Pole Vault for Coach Eric Hastings . Coming off a sensational National Pole Vault Summit in mid January  and an 11th place finish at New Balance Indoor Nationals( 12′ 4.75″) , this honor student is heading for the Greensboro NB Nationals on June 19-21 after her Mass State  Finals.  The  3 year associate member of Flying Circus will again be at Summer Camp  and Pole Vault Meet on July 16-17-18in Warwick , NY!!! 
             Congratulations Julia from your team mates at Flying Circus !!!!!

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