The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Club
    Warwick, New York

    The “Flying-Season” is officially open !!!! Congratulations to all Circus Pole Vaulters at every level for starting up the competitive Indoor Pole Vault Tour in our five states on a great note. Seventy five Flying Circus athletes laced up there spikes this past three days and the …”Spirit-of-Athletics” is now in motion. Enjoy the benefits of serious training and full time commitments.

    The fireworks started up Friday night at both the New Balance Armory and West Point ‘s Gillis Field House. The 24 athletes at the Armory were led by Warwick Valley,NY senior Kaeli Thompson (USA #2) and Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ senior Sydney Woods. (USA #4) . These elite training partners were ready to help each other soar…as Kaeli Thompson soared to a new meet record of 13′ 0″ on her biggest pole ever. This Duke University recruit used her eight step approach and had two close bars at 13′ 3.5″. Honor Student ..Sydney Woods, just finishing her MVP Volleyball State Championship season for NV-Demarest also flew to a New School and Bergen County All Time record with her 12′ 7″ leap. This UPENN recruit used her 8 Step and big poles for her near bar at 13′ 0″ !!!! Abington Heights,PA senior Dani Heine opened strong with a huge jump of 11′ 0″ for Coach Mike Ludka and placed third with a near miss at 11′ 7″. Our Boys saw outstanding performances from Tunkhannock Area,PA junior strongman..Dalton Yeust at 13′ 0″)School Indoor Record) and Aidan O’Connor of Lewis-Mills,Ct over 13′ 0″ to tie for third place in his first ever Armory experience.. Full Results below.
    West Point Development meet on Friday was coached by former Circus Star..Coach Stephanie Duffy of University of South Florida. Boys were led by Nick Villanaueva of Monroe Woodbury at 13′ 6″ coached By James Glover…Louis Martinez(Wallkill) 11′ 6″…Danny Jeong)MW) 11′ 0″ led the charge. The Girls winner was Sydney Tomaine(FDR) at 10′ 0″…Keira Coulard-Smith(NP) 9′ 6″ and Daniella raymond(Wash) 8′ 6″. Full results coming………

    Armory Friday Night Meet ..Dec. 14—- Girls-Kaeli Thompson(Warwick) 13′ 0″ Sydney Woods(NV-D) 12′ 7″ Dani Heine(AB) 11′ 0″ Julia Penna)MW) 10′ 6″ Jules Gravier(BX) 9′ 0″ Caroline Fatta(Warwick) 9′ 0″ Genevieve Reilly(Warwick) 9′ 0″ Jordan Hecker(NV-D) 9′ 0″ Gabby Nebiker(MW) 9′ 0″ Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern) 9′ 0″ Clarissa Cuomo(Brewster) 9′ 0″ Jasmine DeGuzman(BT) 7′ 6″ Rachel Klein(AB) 7’6″ Julia Tucci(NV-D) 7′ 6″ Aaliyah Booker(BT) 7′ 6″ **** Boys. Dalton Yeust(Tunk) 13′ 0″ Aidan O’Connor(Lewis Mills,CT) 13’0″ Jacob Becher(Warwick) 11′ 3″ Mike Moore(Warwick) 10′ 0″ Mack Hallett(Warwick) 10′ 0″

    AT &T Coaches Hall of Fame @ Armory(Saturday)… Nanuet,NY senior…Chris Filatov came out of the cave with his Personal Best of 14′ 6″ for the silver medal for Coach Beckerle of the Goldern Knights. Liam Landau(Pascack Hills) flew 13′ 6″ for forth place…Ron O(Nanuet) 12′ 0″ Bryden Creogan(RV) 9’6″ Chris Dory(RV) 8′ 0″ *** The Girls were led by Jamie Rossig of Pascack Hills,NJ. This sprinter/vaulter leaped 10′ 6″ for CoachRoss Kohler and almost took the school record at 11′ 0″!!! Haley merchant(HH) 8′ 0″ . Taking the Larhe School title was Violet Drinkwater(Longwood,NY) at 11′ 0″ Angelisse Diaz(NFA) looked solid at 8′ 0″.

    Section 1 Kich-Off @ Armory…. Clarkstown South,NY senior Tommy Qualter flipped over 14′ 0″ for the gold vault medal and team mate Steve Nostro hit 10′ 6″. Lauren Hancher(TZ) won gold at 8′ 6″ Grace Simpson(TZ) 7′ 6″ Rebecca Baez(NR) 7’0″ .

    Essex County Invite @ Ocean Breeze….. Union Catholic won the Boys and Girls Pole Vault…as Hope Handlin(UC) soared 9′ 6″ and Isabella Gray(UC) made 9′ 0″ PR in girls… and Conor Reilly..the junior speedman..hit 14′ 0″ for the win..following his 14′ 6″ opening meet last week at Drew University.

    Hillhouse,CT Invite…… The Martin sisters of Norwich Academy are soaring again this early season. Coached by Russ Vansteeg at Norwich…Paige Martin won gold with her 11′ 1″ sail and big-air at 11′ 6″/// Madison Martin added her 10’ 0″ vault for the Norwich scoring machine.
    * Athletes are reminded to submit your results to coachst@gmail.com by Sunday evening at 6pm …to be included in our Vault Newsletter that reaches 950 Pole Vault “Nuts” and 75 College Pole Vault Coaches !!!!! Let’s get you name out there—Submit your results by 6pm every Sunday!!!

    * College Vault Practice..Saturday Dec 22 at 2pm($30 per athlete) & Friday Dec 28 at 2pm($30 per athlete).
    * Circus CLOSED December 24 and December 25 and December 31 and January 1 .
    * Circus Apparel arriving this week at Barn for pick up before Holidays.
    * Pole Vault Pole Rental Program available..Contact Bob Sorensen at b.sorensen@optonline.net / 914- 557 – 1458.
    * Passion Changes Everything.

    FLYING CIRCUS….. Enjoy your Holidays.


    “The hay is in the barn “….it’s time to FLY!!! Welcome to the INDOOR TRACK & FIELD season @ FLYING CIRCUS!!!!! There will be many new and exciting challenges coming for all us this winter season and we would like to salute your dedication and focus for the past four months of serious training . Now..it’s your time to enjoy your sport. Your FASTER…STRONGER…. and TOUGHER than ever before and with your technical gains in technique model…it will be filled with FUN. Our goals should be more than just new personal bests… our goals should also focus on the pure beauty of ..”‘the competitive spirit” that lies deep in each one of us… and the display of true sportsmanship at every competition. Athletics reveal character. It’s YOUR TIME TO SHINE !! Enjoy your moments together.

    * Apparel Order Fund Raiser was another success… thank you Beth Becher for donating your time to make it happen. Orders coming late next week for pick up at Vault barn.
    * Our college vaulters are already hitting the roofs on campus…We will have two COLEGE VAULT SESSIONS to keep you going during your break and also our Sunday Opens for more runway time.
    College Vault Sessions…Saturday Dec 22 at 2pm and Friday December 28 at 2pm… ($30 each) Please join the reunion.
    * Our SORENSEN CONSULTING Pole Rentals Program is servicing our athletes . New Pole Sales are also moving fast.. If you need a pole for this indoor season…contact Coach Bob Sorensen immediately for help at b.sorensen@optonline.net UCS Spirit–Essx-Altius vaulting poles are available.
    * HOLIDAY SCHEDULE @ CIRCUS….. We will be closed on December 24,25 and Dec. 31-January 1 for the Holidays with family. Winter Club classes resume December 26 and January 2 at regular times.
    * The 112th NYRR Millrose games preview for the Boys and Girls Jr.Pole Vault Events will be coming on January 10th. The International field of pole vaulters for the Jr. Events are loaded again. Get you NYRR MILLROSE GAMES tickets now to see the Pole Vault Stars of the future! Tickets at armorytrack.com for the February event at the New Balance Armory ,NYC !!!
    * Early season meet results at the college level and High School levels are outstanding..Results coming next week.