The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure
Warwick Valley, New York
…… ’tis the season for spirit” ……. this was the theme at our 10th Flying Circus Holiday Pole Vault Show in the Warwick Center Pole Vault Barn this past Saturday. Family, friends and cousins were packed into every seat and cheered their was thru the exciting day of Fiber-Stick-Vaulting. When the hay and dust finally settled…the 42 athletes punched out 12 PR’s and 4 New School Records and exchanged some down home friendships. The air was filled with “Spirit” ! Thank you all …. athletes,parents,volunteers and staff for a wonderful day together.
Circus Holiday Meet(Dec. 28) ~~~~ West Point,NY junior, Elinor Lemler soared 10′ 8″ for the gold..just edging out Randi Conroy(Allendale,NJ) on fewer misses for the High School Division. Lily Beattie of Warwick,NY won the 8th Grade division at 10′ 2″ for Coach Potter’s Wave Track Club and Rachel Venter(Warwick,NY) equalled her 7th Grade State Record of 9′ 2″. Kristen Kolarik of LaGrangeville,NY won the Open Womens division at 10′ 2″. The afternoon Boys High School Division action was filled with power and muscle….as Nick Mirecki of Rock Tavern,NY. flew to the JOE TEA prize with his 15′ 2″ win and brushed off a PR attempt at 15′ 8″ for the Bryant University signee next fall. Nick Bianco of Massapequa Park,NY set a school record 14′ 2″ for the Chiefs Track Club. Top Freshman was Andy Cimino(Warwick,NY) at 11′ 8″… Top Open Vaulter was Isaac Heatley(Warwick,NY) at 14′ 8″ !!!! Special Thanks to Beth Becher(Scorer)/Russ Lemler/Eddie Duffy/Marc DeLuca … Pit and Standards all day.. Bob Sorensen and Stephanie Duffy Coaching….and Julie Kay Christian for MileSplit posting !!!!!
Marine Corp Invitational @ Armory(Dec.28) ~~~~ Strong performances at the mecca(NB Armory) on Saturday… as Wallkil,NY ..speedy junior..Louis Martinez won the Invite Pole Vault with a School Record and NY State #1 vault of 15′ 7″ on his new poles and close bars at 16′ 0″!!!! This qualifies Louis for NB Nationals Championship!!! Pushing Louis was Union Catholic(NJ) senior Conor Reilly with a huge fly-over at 15′ 1″ after his USA#1 Sprint Medley Relay performance on Friday night. NY State Outdoor Vault Champion..Shane Racey(Ravena,NY) placed third at 14′ 7″ for the Cornell bound scholar. Max Zuckerman(Pascack Hills,NJ) was TOP SOPH at 13′ 7″. Taking home a gold medal in the Varsity Pole Vault Event.. was Dalton Yeust of Tunkhannock Area,PA with his 14′ 1″ crowd pleaser. In the Girls Frosh/Soph Pole Vault…..it was all Angelisse Diaz of Newburgh Free Academy,NY with the win at 9′ 1″. The Girls Varsity PV event… featured Bella Gray(Union Catholic,NJ) ..placing second at 10′ 1″ SB and Jules Gravier(Bronxville,NY) also at 10′ 1″.
Circus Holiday Classic-Girls …Elinor Lemler(West Point) 10′ 8″ Randi Conroy(Allendale,NJ) 10′ 8″ Lily Beattie(Warwick,NY) 10′ 2″ Sophie Mirecki(Rock Tavern,NY) 10′ 2″ Hanna Solomon-Hollander(Suffern,NY) 9′ 8′ Shea Ross(Wallkill,NY) 9′ 8′ Rachel Venter(Warwick,NY) 9′ 2″ Samantha Smith(Syosset,NY) 9′ 2″ Madison Chalfin(Nyack,NY) 9′ 2″ Chloe Pasek(West Milford,NJ) 9′ 2″ Emily Gorczynski(Washingtonville,NY) 8′ 8″ Rachel Mason(High Point,NJ) 8′ 2″ Jaime Tolk(Trumbull,CT) 7′ 8″ Erin Dowling(Pearl River,NY) 7′ 8″
Boys Results… Nick Mirecki(Rock Tavern,NY) 15′ 2″ Charles Hatzmann(Wappinger,NY) 14′ 8″ Nick Bianco(Massapeaque Park,NY) 14′ 2″ Jason McDonough(Poughkeepsie,NY) 13′ 8″ Liam Conroy(Allendale,NJ) 12′ 2″ Bryan Keating(Pompton Lakes,NJ) 12′ 2″ Eoin O’Gara(Pearl River,NY) 11′ 8″ Zack Iannucci(Trumbull,CT0 11′ 8″ Jor Finnerty(High Point) 11′ 8″ Ady Cimino(Warwick,NY) 11′ 8″ Charles Nyfenger(Cloister) 11′ 2″ Steve Ditelberg(Fairfield,CT) 10′ 8″ Kyle Maloney(Massapequa,NY) 10′ 8″ jeremy Merkin(Trumbull,CT) 10′ 2″
Open Division—Women–Kristen Kolarik(laGrangeville) 10′ 2″ Keira Coulard(New Paltz) 9′ 2″
Open Division–Men–Isaac Heatley(Warwick) 14′ 8″ Nat Llanes(Danbury.CT) 14′ 8″ (15′ 2″ Exib) Elliot Eccreston(Valhalla) 13′ 2″ Guy Jackson 13′ 2″ Jacob becher(Warwick) 11′ 8″
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL ATHLETES this past weekend. BRING ON THE NEW YEAR!!!
Flying Circus will be closed on Tuesday(Dec. 31) and Wednesday(January 1) this week. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!