1. ABBY NORWILLO (PA) Silver …ISAAC HEATLEY(NY) 14′ 7.5″ Gold !!

    The Flyin’ Circus Tour

    The VAULT TRAIN has left the station …. and the Flyin’ Circus is now on their..’Championship Tour’ . Congratulations to all our 135 athletes for stepping up at the start of the final 3 weeks of Championship Vaulting. Here is just some highlights from the weekend..full results coming after Tuesday Night’s Warwick Fast Times Extravaganza at Warwick Valley High.

    The Rain fell hard at the PA STATE MEET in Shippensburg all morning..as Pittston Area High School junior Abby Norwillo sailed clean over 12′ 6″ to place second in the 3A state championships and had a very narrow miss at 13’0″ for all the marbles..James Coughlin senior..Madisyn Hawkins fell victim to the un-timely heavy rain at 12′ 0″ bar but still brought home her state medal. Lakeland High School..junior Corah Frantz was super on saturday..setting her school record of 11′ o” for fifth place and now joins her dad…Frank, as the Female and Male school record holders at Lakeland High School!!!
    Hatsboro senior..Nick Marino won another PA STATE TITLE..with his 16′ 0″ sail for the Hatters!! This Bucknell University recruit has had an unbelievable senior victory tour on fiberglass!!! Congrats Philly Jumps !!!

    Big Bergen Vaulters at it again… sensational vaulting is deep in Bergen County… as Michelle Rubinetti takes sectional goal at 11′ 6″..Arina Cavalli(Old Tappan), just a junior sets school record 11′ 6″ for Jeff lark.. Seth Kricheff(OT) takes title..Soph Sidney Woods(NV-D) hits 11′ 0″..Erin Yuder(NV-D)10′ 6″ for Coach Ives… Holy Angels,NJ junior Caroline McGann sets school record of 11′ 6″ to win gold… Jason Mezhibovsky(NV-Demarest) punched his NB Nationals ticket w..a 14′ 7.25″ win for the Nordsmen!!!

    Section 9 is the New York Hotbed for vault champions every year..and Warwick Valley,NY senior Isaac Heatley flew the coop in Class A Championships at 14′ 7.5″ Nationals Standard!!! His tour will hit Greensboro this year. Vinnie DePaolo(MW) broke into the 14 foot club for Coach Glover”’. Freshman Nick Villanovea of Monroe-Woodbury set a double PR with his 13′ 0″ Dan Sorensen(Warwick) Brendan McShane(War) and Josh Jeong(MW) all sailed 12′ 6′ into the new pit!. Kristin Lubeski(MW) was sensational all day..with a gold medal sizzle over 11′ 6″ for Coach Goodwin and Kaeli Thompson took silver at 11′ 0″ for the Wave.

    Erick Duffy(North Andover,MA) ..the NB All-American pole-vaulter/hurdler..sailed 16′ 0″ at his State Sections and close at the New England record of 16′ 10.5″!!! Alana Carroll(Averill Park,NY) just a junior won her Section 2 Class meet with 12′ 6″ and close at 13′ 0″!! Leah Saifi(Gov.Livingston,NJ) won her gold medal at 12′ 0″ for the Northeastern University recruit!! Sis..Lauren added her 10′ 6″ points.

    Danielle Cass(Weston) flew 11′ 6″ again..Lauren Russo(Newtown) also looked great over 11′ 6″ Lia Zavattaro(Greenwich) 11′ 0″…head up the CT CIRCUS GIRLS this weekend.

    Full Results coming… from NY-NJ=PA-CT-MA at mid week.



    The Flyin’ Circus Rides Again… May 19

    “RECORDS ARE MADE…TO BE BROKEN” !!!! Such was the case this week at the many championship pole vault pits in the Tri-State area. Here’s the latest recoil action on fiberglass…..

    Northern Valley-Demarest,NJ… senior Michelle “Rubee” Rubinetti used her 8 step speed to set a New School and All Time Bergen County record of 12′ 6″ for Coach Mike Ives deep vault team. Rubinetti, using her 4×100 Relay speed, broke Kayla Polcari(Ridgewood,NJ) county record and had close bars at 12′ 9″ on this 90′ day at River Dell HS. Also setting a new school outdoor record was senior Jessica Ippolito of Fair Lawn,NJ. Leaping 11′ 9″ on her 13′ 7″ UCS Spirits for the Cutters and Qualifying for Nationals. . Fast improving Holy Angels,NJ junior..Caroline McGann set her school record PR of 11′ 4″ on her biggest oles and was close at 11′ 9″.Placing forth was Old appan’s Ariana Cavalli..with her school record at 11’0 for Coach Jeff Clark. The up-and-coming sophomore..Sydney Woods is more than elite volleyball athlete. ..as she was TOP SOPH at 11′ 0″ for Northern Valley-Demarest. Placing 6th was super senior Jackie Helm of Paramus,NJ with another 10′ 6″ sail.. Maxine ear(Ridgewood) 10′ 6″ Nicole Lester(Ridgewood) 10′ 6″ Erin Yuder(Northern Valley-Demarest) 10′ 6″ Grace Gardella(Ramsey) 10′ 6″ and Marisa Entrup(Mahwah) 10′ 0″.

    Seth Krichell of Old Tappan,NJ was the star of the Boys Meet of Champs..with a big fly-over win at 14′ 6″ for the speedy junior..Jason Mezhibovsky of Northern Valley-Demarest flew 14′ 0″.. Soph Justin Manne of Mahwah,nj set a school soph record of 13′ 0″ for Coach Rob Pasek. Ryan Vimba(Ridgewood) 13′ 0″ Tyler Hrbek(OT) 13′ 0″ Sam Pitkowsky(Pascack Valley) 13′ 0″PR and Liam Landau(Pascack Hills) 12′ 6″ completed the magic in the solid Bergen County Pole Vault territory!

    Orange County Champs.. Kaeli Thompson(Warwick) and Isaac Heatley(Warwick) Defend-the-Pit!!!

    Warwick,NY – Sophomore Kaeli Thompson defended her pole vault title on a hot spring afternoon at her home pit at Warwick Valley Central…with her 11′ 0″ sail for the Purple Wave of Coach Mike Potter. She then turned in a blistering anchor 4×100 Relay split on her 49.85 Relay team!!! Taking silver was Monroe-Woodbury’s Kristin Lubeski at 11′ 0″ for Coach Chris Goodwin. John S Burke standout ..Colleen Leahey soared 10′ 0″ for third..Gabby Nebiker(MW) also hit 10’0″ for the medal… Lindsey Ju;lain(Washingtonville) came up big at 9′ 6″PR for Coach Duffy and soph Samantha Becker(Sullivan West) set school record at 9′ 0″.. Genevieve Reilly(Warwick) 8′ 6″ comeback and Ava DeFelice(Cornwall) hit 8′ 0″ PR for Coach Feuer Green Dragons!!!

    The Boys saw Warwick Valley senior Isaac Heatley soar all day long..with clean jumps thru 14′ 7.5″ to defend his title. This New haven University bound athlete used his BIG STICKS all day long. Placing second with a PR was Vinnie DePaolo(MW) at 13′ 9″ for Coach Glover. Josiah Spain of James O’Neill soared 13′ 6″ Brendan McShane(Warwick) PR’ed at 13′ 0″ Dane Sorensen(Warwick) flew 13′ 0″ for 16 big points for the home team. Joshus Jeong(MW) 13′ 0″ Austin O’Malley (Goshen) looked great at 12′ 0″ for Coach McEntee!!

    Leah Saifi Flys 12′ 3″ School Record!!! Northeast University recruit..Leah Saifi of Governor Livingston sailed 12′ 3″ for a new outdoor school record at the Union County Championships .. Younger sister..Lauren Saifi placed second for the family sweep at 10′ 6″!!!

    Daeseob Lim of Tappan Zee’s Flying Dutchmen won his Rockland Championships with a 13′ 6′ vault..followed by Tom Qualter(CS) 13′ 0″ Chris Filatov(Nanuet) 1′ 0″ Conor Burke(PR) 12′ 0″ Eugene Em(Nanuet) 11′ 6″ for Coach Beckerle!!!
    Girls vault today..full results coming Sunday.

    Flying Circus… CONGRATULATIONS!!!!