The Hudson Valley FLYING CIRCUS Pole Vault Project
    Warwick Valley, NY

    USATF Club # 06-1129

     June 13 ——- HOORAY !!! Darien,CT Senior Captain…MADDIE SCHNEIDER finished her sensational senior season for the BLUE WAVE of DARIEN…with a winning pole vault effort of 11′ 9″ on Saturday at The New England Track & Filed Championships in Saco,Maine. This powerful and humble multi-event star finished her outdoor season with a perfect slate…UNDEFEATED. Her team leadership and positive modeling will now be carried to West Point Military Academy in just a few weeks. Coached for the legendary Steve Norris at Darien High School for the past four years and competing for The Flying Circus Club at Warwick Valley for the last three years has been a remarkable ride to the top of the charts and New School Records… and is the proud daughter of Christian and Brianna Schneider of Darien,CT. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!

       Also soaring @ New England Champs was Shelton,CT senior Laurel Bailey. Runner Up at the CT STATE OPEN last week.. Laurel vaulted 10′ 9″ in Saco and heads to the University of Connecticut next fall. Coming on strong the last 3 weeks was Sophomore star..Lauren Russo of Newtown.CT.. This Flying Circus soph made 10′ 3″ personal best to end the season and will be in Circus Summer Camp on July 16-17 in Warwick,NY… Weston.CT junior Hannah Campos flew 9′ 9′ for Coach Medve . In Boys action… Christian Partenio(Danbury,CT) set his PR at 13′ 3″ for Coach Murphy.
      USATF Eastern Regional Championships today at Icahn Stadium….High Point University ,NC Freshman…TODD UCKERMARK started his Summer Rise to the Top…with a short run zoom over 14′ 7.75″ to place 2nd..as Jen and Rick Suhr looked on with Coach will Nesbitt catching the marks… Circus Coach Ben Simonet had a super day again and readies himself for the World Master Championships in France in September!!!
      ….On To Greensboro NB NATIONALS !!!!! The Flying Circus hits the road again….. and will have 15 Circus athletes competing all 3 days this weekend at the super-fast runways at the North Carolina A&T track facility in Greensboro. CONGRATULATIONS to all our National Qualifiers…our Coaching Staff will be on site all 3 days to help !!!!
      ….. MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW…. A POLE VAULT HAPPENING is just 4 weeks away!!!!!

             The Flying Circus has invited very former Flying Circus Pole Vaulter …every former Section 9 Vaulter..every former Warwick Valley HS and Monroe-Woodbury HS Pole Vaulter to join our ” BBQ and BARNYARD POLE VAULT GALA on Saturday July 18…Rain or Shine at The Warwick Center, Warwick,NY. The stories…performances and friendships will be a treat… Let’s Get together and Vault…All Division…MS-HS-Open-Masters…GIrls at 10AM Boys at 2Pm.. Entry still just $30 per athlete… Spectator BBQ…Donation $10…. IT”S GOING TO BE A HAPPENING…HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!!!!
        FLYING CIRCUS ….. Explore…. Educate… Soar.

  2. TEDI DeMARIA (Bethlehem,NY) WINS STATE OPEN POLE VAULT @ 12′ 3″ !!!

      ” ALL SMILES” …. Bethlehem High School Head Coach Ashley Gansle(left) and “STATE CHAMPION” Tedi DeMaria celebrated the days pole vaulting at the New York State Finals.

      The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project

      Warwick Valley, NY

      June 12 ……… It was a grand site on Friday at The University of Albany’s new Track and Field Facility..as the finest High School athletes gathered for the New York State Track and Field Championships to perform athletics …friendships and sportsmanship for the sold out crowd of track & field enthusiasts. The efforts and performances were unbelievable again this year in all events in this rain delayed opportunity.    
        The Boys and Girls competed on two separate pits and the competition was overlapping and exciting to the very last jump. At the South end of the infield…Bethlehem,NY junior TEDI DiMARIA was enjoying her finest pole vault day with a new school and Section 2 All Time record of 12′ 3″ for the Gold State Medal. This junior began pole vault just last summer and also competes for Coach Gansle in the Triple jump and High Jump this spring. She had a very close bar art 12′ 6″ on her UCS Spirit 13′ 7 x 155!!!!! She will compete on Saturday at Nations in Greensboro. Also producing a great day on fiberglass was Monre-Woodbury team mates…Catherine Walker and Samantha Beyar… Catherine jumped 12′ 3″ with air-to-spare for the Federation silver medal and Samantha Beyar was super all day placing 6th at 11’6″ for the Clemson bound senior. Kari Stromhaug(Vestel) placed third at 11′ 9″ for Coach Jum Cerra and heads to MIT next fall for her studies and vaulting. Great news came from the New Paltz Vault Team..as junior Samantha Kaplan(New Paltz) won her State Pole Vault Title in Division II for Coach Ann Gregory at 11′ 0″… Junior Sophia Alter(Rondout Valley) soared over 10′ 0″ for the ganders in blue. Both girls return for a big senior year next fall. Bronxville,NY senior Vivian Morz finished her school record season at 10′ 0″ for Coach Jim Mitchell.

       The Boys competition was close and exciting at the North end infield…. with Derek DiBona(Warwick Valley) staying with his Big Poles all day(15′ 7″ x 190 UCS) and placed silver in a jump off in the Division I Championships for Coach Mike Potter. Team mate Matt Greenlaw(Warwick Valley) received the Most Improved Award this year at Warwick Valley with his 14′ 0″ vault…moving his PR up 4 FEET from last year!!!!. Dlyan Scribani(New Paltz-Soph) jumped won his state medal in fifth place in Division II at 13′ 6″ and Martin Desmery(New Paltz) finished up a super career at 12′ 0″ this spring. Congratulations to Federation winner Ryan Herra-Murphy(Iona Prep) for his gold medal at 16′ 6″ for Coach Jerry Cahill.
            Always remember……It’s not how you place…it’s how you compete.