The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Project Neil Diamond Pole Vault Center

     Warwick, Valley,NY

        “STRONG THRUST” …… The UCS Spirit poles were in full recoil mode this past weekend at all levels…High School…College and Pro. Congrats to everyone carrying the sticks and chasing the dreams of Fiber-Flying! The Drills program at Flying Circus is showing BIG RESULTS in technique and performance. DRILLS….the BACKBONE of POLE VAULT DEVELOPMENT. Let’s continue to master the movements and felling of positions in our drills. Small drills = GIANT VAULTS!!!!!   
       Mid-Season News …. JENN SUHR, USA ….. BREAKS INDOOR WORLD RECORD !!!! Congratulations to Jenn Suhr and Coach Rick Suhr for raising the mental bar in pole vaulting… Jumping in a small Brockport University Open meet on Saturday..Jenn sailed 16′ 6″ on her biggest poles to break her old WORLD RECORD of 16’5.25″. Coming into this season with her best and strongest fall prep season ever… produced some more magic from SUHR SPORTS,INC Rochester,NY. This just proves that we all can produce BIG PERFORMANCES anytime we are in a meet…big or small….the bar is still the same! Jenn and Rick will be joining our club this spring for a question/answer sessions for all our vaulters///autograph session and small 1 hour clinic at the BARN !!! Don’t miss this day… touch the Olympic Spirit !!!!
       College News…. Megan “Flips” Clark… aka..’The Duke Flash’….is up to her old tricks again…with a sensational 14′ 4″ win at JDL Classic on Friday for Coach Wilbourn. Megan had very close bars at 14′ 10 and travels to Armory this saturday for Jack Pfiefer’s Armory Invite at 10:30AM event. She returns for the TV National NYRR MILLROSE GAMES on February 20!!! GO MEGAN!!!!!

        Up at Boston,MA..The Terrier Classic was huge…with Craig Hunter(Unattached/UCONN) sailing strongly over 17′ 4.25″…TJ Murphy(UCONN) 16′ 1″…Derek DiBone(UCONN) 15′ 6″..Erik Adamick(Rider) 15′ 0″ and Billy Thibulti(Rhode Island) 15′ 0″…. At Camel City Invite,VA… Sean “Flying Bulls” Young hit it just right making 17′ 4.25″ easily before he went fishing…..Luke Annichiarico(Wake Forest) is cranking it up at 15′ 5″ for the Decons. The PennState National Open was exciting pole vaulting..with Circus Alumni Peter Fagan(Binghamton University) soars 16′ 10″PR for Coach Thompson…James Steck(Va Teck) made 16′ 2″ with air to spare and Stefan Buechele(Albany University) went 14′ 8″

  2. MARGARET OLLINGER (Alabama) Leads Strong NYRR MILLROSE GAMES Jr. Pole Vault Event !!!!

    January 29, 2016 (Press Release)

    New York– The 2016 NYRR 109th MILLROSE GAMES Jr. Girls Pole Vault Event is Loaded with Talent and Speed and High Flyers again at The New Balance Armory Track and Field Center on February 20th. The rich history of the Men’s and Women’s Pole Vault at the MILLROSE GAMES is legendary…with National Champions…Olympic Champions..World Record Performances and Barrier Breakers on long steel…bamboo and fiberglass vaulting poles. The TRADITION continues this year at the “Worlds Greatest Track Meet”… NYRR MILLROSE GAMES !!!! Come join the excitement with us!!!!

    This edition of NYRR MILLROSE GAMES features three exciting and deep pole vault events. The FLYING ACTION begins on Thursday evening..February 18 at 7:01pm with the Boys Jr. Pole Vault Event consisting of 10 great Tri-State Champions on Fiberglass. The focus then turns to the Flying Circus Girls Jr. Pole Vault Event on Saturday February 20 at 12:31pm on the super fast Armory Mondo X Runway…with Ten TOP USA Girls from 6 States delighting the enthusastic pole vault crowd in the balcony Sections 444-445-446 . The main pole vault event takes place on National TV at 3:58pm… with the Fred Schmertz Women’s Pole Vault..with an International Field of Elite Pre-Olympic athletes soaring. Join the ‘Fiberglass Movement’ with us at the 109th NYRR MILLROSE GAMES !!!!

    Girls Jr. Pole Vault Event Preview … Saturday Feb. 20 at 12:31pm

    Pictured here is the 6-Time Alabama State Pole Vault Champion…Margaret Ollinger (McGill-Toolen Academy,AL). This Mobile,Alabama senior All American vaulter and Honor Scholar student is top seed with a personal best of 13′ 6.5″. Competing unattached and coached by Drew Bentley. Commit to Vanderbilt University next fall.
    Bar Progression…3.30m/3.45m/3.60m/3.75m/3.90m/4.0m/4.10m/4.20m/

    13′ 6.5″ Margaret Ollinger(Unattached) Mobile,Alabama.. Senior …. 6 x State Alabama Champion Pole Vault/NB Outdoor All-American Coach-Drew Bentley
    13′ 3.5 ” Becky Arbriv(Atlanta Pole Vault Club) Atlanta ,Georgia Junior Attends The Weber School .. Coach Hal Fairbanks
    12′ 8″ Tedi DeMaria(Unattached) Albany,New York Senior Attends Bethlehem Central,NY NY State Outdoor Champ Club-Flying Circus,NY
    12′ 6.5″ Katie Jones(VaultWorX) PA ..Junior…South Williamsport,PA .. Club -VaultWorX..Coach Matt Concannon
    12′ 6″ Chesney Ward (Unattached) Greensboro,North Carolina…Senior..Ragsdale,NC.. Coach Eric Morell Club Vaulthouse,NC Commit to Duke University next fall
    12′ 3.5″ Michelle Rubinetti(Unattached) Demarest,New Jersey..Junior…Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ ….Coach Mike Theuerkauf .. Club-Flying Circus,NY
    12′ 3″ Rachel Finn(Vertical Assault) PA..Senior Liberty,PA Club Coach Doug Houser @ Vertical Assault
    12′ 3″ Alexis Baublitz(VaultWorX) PA … Senior Central York,PA … Club -VaultWorx Club Coach Matt Concannon
    12′ 2″ Amanda McNelis(Unattached) ..Junior Commack,NY Club -The Warehouse Club Coach Jim Hendersen
    12′ 0″ Nathalie Elliot)VaultWorx)PA Junior Spring Grove,PA Club-VaultWorX,PA Club Coach Matt Concannon

    Boys Jr. Pole Vault Event Preview … Thursday Evening Feb. 18 at 7:01pm

    Bar Progression…. 3.80m/3.95m/4.05m/4.15m/4.25m/4.35m/4.45m/4.55m/4.60m/4.65m

    14′ 9″ Nick Marino(Unattached) Horsham.PA Attends Hatsboro Horsham,PA Junior…Club-Flying Circus,NY
    14′ 3″ Brady Glatfelter(VaultWorX) PA…Junior at Eastern York,PA Club -VaultWorX Coach Matt Concannon
    14′ 2″ Payton Morris(VaultWorX) PA..Soph at East Pennsboro,PA Club-VaultWorX Coach Matt Concannon
    14′ 0″ Liam Ackerman(Unattached) Plainview,NY Junior at St.Anthony,NY Club/Warehouse/Flying Circus Coach Jim Hendersen /Hugh Cauthers
    14′ 0″ Dylan Scribani(Unattached) New Paltz,NY Junior at New Paltz,NY Club-Flying Circus,NY
    14′ 0″ Peter Chan(Unattached) Senior at Delbarton,NJ Club-Flying Circus,NY
    14′ 0″ Johannes Stromhaug(Unattached) NY Soph at Vestal,NY Coach James Cerra
    14′ 0″ Amir Mohomed(Vertical Assault)PA Senior at Stroudsburg,PA Club Vertical Assault Coach Doug Houser
    14′ 0″ Greg Potter(VaultWorX)PA Junior at Red Lion,PA Club – VaultWorX Coach Matt Concannon


    These ar USATF Jr. Events.. No athletes may represent their High Schools or wear any High School gear.
    1 Coach Pass and 1 Competitor pass at Athlete Check in area..169th Street PAL ENTRANCE.