The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project, LLC
    Warwick, New York

    There is pure joy in Warwick,New York tonight !!!!! Warwick Valley Central High School, multi-event senior athlete ~~~ Kaeli Thompson was crowned…”NATIONAL POLE VAULT CHAMPION” with a School..Section 9 and Personal Best leap of 13′ 6.25″ for Head Coach Mike Potter’s “Purple Wave” Indoor Track team. Great athletes have great bounce…and this was a super comeback event for the goal oriented team captain. Kaeli used her biggest pole in the bag to (14′ 1″ x 170″) to take home the gold medal in the deepest Girls Pole Vault Field ever, as six girls fly 13′ 2.5″ or better in the 2 hour competition. Fueled by her head Running Coach.Mike Potter and strengthened by her Strength and Fitness Coach..Dr.Frank Welling…Kaeli was set up for success.. It marked her 14 Bar over 13’0″ this season… a remarkable achievement of consistency this indoor. She was ready for the break-out performance today at her home track—The NB ARMORY!!!!
    Congratulations Kaeli–We are proud of you…
    Conor Reilly of Union Catholic also soared to All American Emerging Elite status …with his 4th place at 14′ 10″ for this junior sprinter/vaulter/gymnast. Dani Heine(Abington Heights) looked solid at 11′ 2.5″ on Friday…Marisa DiGia of Old Tappan(junior) broke her pole and kept on going strong all day… Liam Landau of Pascack Hills..our New Jersey Meet of Champions winner this indoor is ready for 16 Foot Barrier this spring!!!



    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus, LLC
    Warwick Valley,NY

    Ocean Breeze,NY
    The New York State Indoor State Track & Field Meeting
    Saturday … March 2

    The 10 Flying Circus athletes fought their way thru the snow storm and produced super efforts in the 92 million dollar sports complex ..Ocean Breeze… this past Saturday at the New York State Indoor Track & Field Championships.
    CONGRATULATIONS to all the participating athletes and their parents ,who have supported their children at every turn this past four months of Indoor Track & Field. The huge positive life lessons learned on the athletic fields can not be taken for granted…. but..they can be cherished forever. “These are the days to savor.” ~~ Van Morrison

    The Boys Pole Vault started the day…as Ravena,NY junior..SHANE RACEY was sensational over 15′ 0″ for his 3rd place medals in both the Public and Federation standings. This humble star out of the Albany area has been solid all season and will compete this weekend at NB Nationals. Placing his first state medal in 8th place ..was senior Tommy Qualter of Clarkstown South,NY… with a new school and personal best of 14′ 6″ for Head Coach Peter Mondoferri. Just missing the podium ..was multi-star jumper..Nick Villanueva of Monroe-Woodbury at 14′ 0″ for Coaches Matt Hemmer and Jim Glover. Completing his comeback season was Washington,NY Wizard…Nick Mirecki(junior) at 13′ 0″ for Coach Mike White and Coach Stephanie Duffy. Top Soph at state was louis martinez of Wallkill,Ny at 12′ 6″ !!!

    The Girls Pole Vault followed at 12 noon and took place on two separate runways…. with Warwick Valley,NY senior…KAELI THOMPSON..soaring big over 13′ 0″ for her two silver medals in Public and Federation scoring. Thompson..USA#5 this indoor… has produced 12 jumps over the 13′ 0″ mark…had very close bars at 13′ 3″ with her 14′ sticks and heads to NB Nationals this Sunday at the armory. Winning her first state vault medal..was Kristen Kolarik of Arlington,NY.. with a personal best school record 11′ 0″. Monroe-Woodbury ..senior Julia Penna ..hurdler/jumper…soared over 11’0″ to equal her best and take home her dual medals. Team mate Gabby Nebiker(MW) was solid in 11place at 10′ 6″ for the Lady Crusaders!!!! WE SALUTE YOU ALL….ON TO THE NEXT CHALLENGES TOGETHER!!!!

    DANE SORENSEN……. FLYS AGAIN ~~~~~~ Cortland State University Freshman ..Dane Sorensen(Warwick Valley,NY) won the AARTF Conference meet this past Weekend at Ithaca College…with another personal best 15′ 9.75″ for the Red Dragons. He is now on his way to the Division III National Championships this weekend in Boston!!!! He was close at 16′ 1 AGAIN!!! Team Mate Ryan Lawless sailed 14′ 0″. Dane will be coaching at our summer pole vault camps July 8-12 and will be shooting for that 17 Footer at our CIRCUS BBQ Meet on July 13!!!! Join us for all the fun this summer!!!!
    In the Womens AARTF Conference.. it was Freshman…Nicole Lester (Ridgewood,NJ) of TCNJ placing 4th at 11′ 6.5″…Samantha Kaplan(New Paltz,NY) placed at 11′ .75″ Mary O’Brien (SJ Fischer) 10′ 6.75′ Julia Nomberg(Ithaca) 10′ .75″ !!!!

    Our Flying Circus Pole Vault Staff .. will be instructing the Pole Vault sections at THE ARMORY CAMP …at the New Balance Track Center Armory,NYC on Saturday March 23, 2019. This per season camp is for BEGINNERS…INTERMEDIATE and ELITE POLE VAULTERS…… If you are serious about learning more about training..strength development… speed ..drills and technique… the register today at armorycamp.org !!!

    CIRCUS CLOSED Sunday March 10 thru Saturday March 16 for Complete Recovery. We start up the VAULT ENGINE AGAIN on our regular SUPER SUNDAYS SCHEDULE March 17. Beginners Boys & Girls 11am-12:30PM Girls Intermediate/Elite 12: 30-2PM Boys Intermediate/Elite 2-3:30PM…. Cost still just $30 per athlete. COME JOIN THE MOVEMENT UP.