1. ALANA CARROLL(Averill Park,NY) & PAYTON MORRIS(East Pennsboro,PA)…FLY@ PENN…!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project
    Warwick Valley,NY

    CONGRATULATIONS to all CIRCUS VAULTERS this past weekend in all five states!!!! It’s now official…..The Pole Vault season has begun to heat up on all the runways..as performances…school records and personal bests are taking shape. Strong wills and tough attitudes still are the main ingredients for pole vault success. The positive temperament athlete still prevails over the talented athlete. UNLOCK YOUR POWERS ..with a SUPER POSITIVE ATTITUDE in YOUR ATHLETICS !!!!!!!


    The Flyin’ Circus was strong and deep in both the High School and College Pole Vault Events at #124 PENN RELAY CARNIVAL , under mostly sunny and warm skies at Franklin Field. The knowledgable crowd of ‘Pole Vault Nuts’ rocked the stadium for every successful fly-over and gave a thank you applause to every vaulter following there performance. Yes–large appreciative spectators filled the stadium with “The Spirit of Penn” and supported the athletes with hope and promise. Every athlete who participated in the Wonderful 3- day Penn Gathering …together… will be influenced and lifted up to the next level of performance. It’s your turn now…to…STEP UP and meet your challenge. THANK YOU ALL for a GREAT PENN RELAYS !!!!!!!!!!

    Penn Relays…Girls Championship Pole Vault

    Thursday April 26 —- Averill Park,NY Indoor NY State Pole Vault Champion…ALANA CARROLL sailed 12′ 11.75″ to win the Penn Relays Gold Watch and used her 14 foot pole in close attempts at Emily Savage(Weston,CT) All Time Meet record at 13′ 2″. This Harvard University recruit, Coached By Hugh Cauthers, was ready from her seven step approach all day. Placing second was Warwick Valley,NY junior…Kaeli Thompson in a new outdoor school record leap of 12 7.5″ for Coach Potter’s Purple Wave. Abby Norwillo of Pittston Area,PA vaulted strong over 12′ 3.5″ (5th ) for the Penn bound Multi-Event star. Melissa Purcell of Pascack Valley,NJ placed 6th for Coach Tim Wilson at 11’11.75″ and heads to Northeastern University next fall.. Megan Biscoglio of Southington,CT was solid over 11′ 11.75″ for the UCONN recruit from just 5 Rights!!! Kristin Lubeskie (Monroe-Woodbury,NY) flew 11′ 11.75″ for the Crusaders ..coached by Chris Goodwin…. and will enroll at the University of South Florida next fall…Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ..junior..Sydney Woods came thru big on her biggest poles ever for Coach Mike Ives at 11’11.75″ and ever so close at 12′ 3.5″!! Dani Heine of Abington Heights,PA continues to improve and fly high…with her 11′ 5.75″ sail for Coach Mike Ludka’s Comets and Lauren Saifi of Governor Livingston,NJ sailed big over 11’0″ for the Mommouth University recruit and then flew 12′ 0″ in her Saturday Invitational at the Paul Beck Relays in Millburn,NJ!!!!

    Saturday April 28 —- East Pennsboro,PA ..senior Football/Track star…Payton Morris (Senior) came into Franklin Field with much to prove. This UPENN recruit put on a show with his 16′ 4.75′(5m) sail for the Gold Watch and then took 2 shots at Jordan Yamoah’s Meet Record of 16′ 6.5″!!!! Coached by Matt Concannon of VaultWorX and HS Coach Mark Morris !!!!! Placing forth was Charles Crispi of Farrell,NY. with his 15′ 5′ sail for Coach Jerry Cahill. Placing 6th was the return of Johannes Stromhaug of Vestal,NY at 15′ 1″ for this Cornell University bound vault specialist coached by James Cerra. Johannes had 2 very close bars at 15′ 5″!!! Tyler Hrbek od Northern Valley-Old Tappan,NJ was super over 14′)” for Coach Jeff Clark and heads to UCONN next fall to continue his athletics and academics. Dane Sorensen(Warwick Valley,NY) was solid all day in his first Penn relays appearance for the Cortland University bound Sprinter/Vaulter of he Purple Wave Crew.

    Circus College Vaulters Soar @ Penn…. Congrats to 8 former Circus Vaulters competing well in the vault…Samantha Beyar of Binghamton University flew to a silver medal at 12′ 5.5″ …..Michelle Rubinetti of hometeam UPENN sailed 12’0″ and close bars at 12′ 5’5″… Amanda McNeil of Villanova made 12′ 0″ and Madisyn Hawkins of Lehigh University Mountain Hawks ..sailed 11′ 5.5″ and then 12’0″ at the Saturday Invite. The Men were led by Travis Fountain of Binghamton University at 1′ 5’…Chris rough (UCONN) 15′ 0″ Marc DeLuca(UCONN) 15′ 0″ and Martin Desmery (Ithaca University) 15′ 0″!!!!

    Gold Rush @ Clarkstown South… Boys 1-Tom Quarter(CS) 14’0″ Chris Filatov(Nanuet) 13′ 6′ Josh Jeong(MW) 13′ 6″ Justin Manne(Mahwah) 12′ 6′ Conor Burke(Pearl River) 12′ 0″ Ron O(Nanuet) 12′ 0″
    Girls..Kristin Lubeskie(MW) 10′ 6′ Julia Pena(MW) 10′ 6″ Gabby Nebiker(MW) 10′ 6″ Kyra Muller(Mah) 10′ 0″ Rebecca Baez(No Rock) 9′ 6′ Grace Simpson(TZ) 9′ 0″ Abby Springer(Mahwah) 9′ 0″ Jesseca Benke(BT) 8′ 6′ Jaz Deguzman(BT) 8′ 0″
    Frosh/Soph—- Hannah Solomon-Hollander(Suffern) 9′ 0″ Aaliyah Booker(BT) 8′ 6″ Lauren Hatcher(TZ) 8′ 6′ Jules Gravier(Bx) 8′ 0″ Daphane Kalkanis(BT) 8′ 0″ Jenny McKnight(MW) 7′ 6′ Carissa Liu(BT) 6′ 0″
    Boys Frosh/Soph— Nick Villanueva(MW) 13′ 6″ Anthony Cortez(MW) 11′ 6″ Danny Jeong(MW) 11′ 0″ Reece Muller(Mah) 10′ 0″ Chris Horsa(Mah) 9′ 6″

    Lion Invite….Middletown,NJ… 1- Mue Carroll(Matawan,NJ)…. 10′ 6″

    Paul Beck Relays @ Millburn,NJ— 1-Lauren Saifi(GL) 12′ 0″ Boys—Conor Reilly(Union Catholic) 14′ 0″ Elan Krakow(Tenefly) 11′ 0″ Obadare Animashaur(UC) 10′ 0″

    Kingston relays…. Varsity Girls — 4-Keira Coulard-Smith(New Paltz) 9′ 6″ Sydney Tomaine(FDR) 9′ 0″
    Frosh/Soph Boys- Louis Martinez(Wallkill) 11′ 0″ Noah Brown(New Paltz) 10′ 6″
    Frosh/Soph Girls – 4-Shea Ross(Wallkill) 7′ 0″ Ava DeFelice(Cornwall) 7′ 0″ Sophia Schoonmaker(RV) 6′ 0″

    Will Re-Open Sunday May 13 at Regular Times. Girls 12:30-2pm Boys Classes 2-3:30pm


  2. ABBY NORWILLO OPENS with MEET RECORD… 12′ 8″ Pole Vault…17’10.5″ Long Jump….36′ 10″ Triple Jump !!!!!

    The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Academy
    Warwick Valley, NY

    The Spring Pre Season Pole Vault phase is complete. The 5 week Re-Set for Flying Circus Pole Vaulters is in the books and we can now start to focus on solid vaulting from longer approach for the remaining month of April. Re-connecting the positions and posture is now in place and watch out world…here we come with performance. Thank you all for staying with the plan…. it will produce personal bests in the coming months.

    The Warm conditions the past weekend opened up the door for some of our athletes on fiberglass….. perhaps the most striking multi-event performance came from senior Abby Norwillo of Pittston Area,PA.on Saturday at the Ice Breakers meet at Lake Wallenwalpack ,PA. The UPENN bound sprinter/vaulter/jumper led her team to the team title….with her 400Relay gold..her Long Jump Silver///Triple Jump Silver and her Meet Record pole vault at 12′ 8″ Gold. The six jump rule prevented her from taking some jumps at 13′ barrier. She was on her 170 pole for the first time since Nationals. She will be joining 7 other Flying Circus girls and 4 Circus Boys at the Penn Relays next Thursday at world famous Franklin Field stadium @ UPENN !!!!
    Many other Circus Vaulters are producing massive points for their teams in other events this spring… adding to their overall fitness and athletic cross over skills. These other events makes BETTER POLE VAULTERS!!! Sprint development and take-off jump development are enhanced for the pole vaulter in the short relays..sprint group training…long jump/triplejump events and sand jumping drills during the week… it’s not all just pole vaulting every day. Ak your coaches to experiment with some cross event training for training variety and refreshment of weak area drills/skills. YOU WILL BECOME A BETTER POLE VAULTER !!!!


    That’s right…… no other Track & Field experience can match the pure excitement and wonderful joy of THE PENN RELAYS. If you ever get a chance to be in or even just watch the “Magic of PENN”… then you have lived your dream. The Flying Circus is proud to announce a record number of 12 vault athletes that will live the dream nerxt week on the pole vault runway at the 50 yard line at famous Franklin Field. Catch the bus…jump on the train… beg a ride..take a field trip..treat yourself to the ultimate level of sport. Enjoy your moments.

    CIRCUS GIRLS..Thursday April 26 at 1pm… Sydney Woods(Northern Valley-Demerest,NJ – Junior)…. Lauren Saifi(Governor Livingston,NJ-Senior) .. Alana Carroll(Averill Park,NY-Senior) …. Melissa Purcell(Pascack Valley,NJ-Senior)…. Dani Heine(Abington Heights,PA-Junior)….. Abby Norwillo(Pittston Area,PA-Senior …Kaeli Thompson(Warwick Valley,NY-Junior)…… Kristin Lubeski(Monroe-Woodbury,NY-Senior)

    CIRCUS BOYS..Saturday April 28 at 10am… Tyler Hrbek(Northern Valley-Old Tappan,NJ-Senior)…. Dane Sorensen(Warwick Valley,NY-Senior)…Seth Kricheff(Northern Valley,NY0Senior)…Johannes Stromhaug(Vestal,NY0Senior)
    CONGRATULATIONS ALL and enjoy your experience.


    Self-confidence is the miracle worker for all ages….. it is that mighty invisible power that drives athletes to do the impossible performance. Your success or failure is determined by your faith or lack of faith in yourself. There are so many challenges waiting for you to accept: Be a positive thinker… a positive leader…. a positive force for your team. The ultimate challenge is to compete to your capacity..both PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY. MAKE your participation in athletics…PERSONAL.

    “What lies behind you….
    and what lies before you….
    are tiny matters compared
    to what lies within you.”
    —– Emerson