The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Adventure

       Warwick Valley, New York

        The Flying Circus smiles were bigger than ever at the New England Championships in Middletown,CT and The New York State set in Syracuse,NY this past weekend.It’s called the ‘Fun-Thru-Hard-Work Program’ and continues to grow. Pictured here are the New England Circus Girls enjoying the medal ceremony in New Briton… Junior Danielle Cass(Weston,CT)… Senior Julia Valenti(North Reading,MASS) and senior Ali Moraveck(Masuk,CT) !!! Congratulations !!!! … on to the summer meets and camps !!!!!
       Middletown,CT… Williowbrook Park,CT was the scene on a rain delayed and chilly day for the 5 State New England Track & Field Championships for this years High School preps… North Reading,MASS senior hurdle/vault champion Julia Valenti breezed over 12′ 3″ for the gold medal and had 1 close bar at 12′ 9″ after a 90 minute mid competition delay.. Julia heads to Greensboro…Weston,CT junior Danielle Cass was a consistent vaulter all season..and placed 3rd at 10′ 9″ for Coach Duffy/Meadve…. Masuk,CT senior Ali Moraveck has come on strong this season and placed 5th at 10′ 3″ in the bad conditions…as she heads to Cornell University next fall to concentrate on her pole vaulting specialty….. Soph Rachel Hill(North Reading.MASS) backed up team mate Valenti..with her 10′ 9″ 4th place finish. In the Boys section.. North Andover,MASS. record holder Erick Duffy easily won gold at 15′ 0″ and heads to Greensboro for this Indoor All American vaulter with his 16′ 1″ personal best this outdoor season. He heads to Flying Circus camp/meet this summer !!!
       Syracuse,NY…. Cicero-North High School was full of elite athletes in every event at the New York State Championships and the results were unbelievable. New York High School Track is one of the Best in the USA every year…deep results..elite performances are tradition and this year was no different. Coming thru BIG TIME in the delayed Boys Pole Vault was the up and coming sophomore Charles Crispi of Farrell Prep and coached by Elite Pole Vault Coach Jerrry Cahill. The likable and respected strongman Crispi knows how to compete…and flew 14′ 9″ and kept moving up poles for the gold. He heads to Greensboro and wins this years Camp Scholarship. Coach Jerry Cahill..the former NYAC pole Vault Champion will also help at Boys camp July 11-12. Charles is still chasing the Family pole vault record of big brother Joe at 15′ 2″!!!! New Paltz,NY junior Dylan Scribani was sensational with his 14′ 0″ clear to place in D0II…Soph Johannes Stromhaug(Vestal) 13′ 6″ for Coach Cerra…Mat delorenzo(Wallkill) flew 13′ 6″…Adian Miller(Pearl River) was sensational at 13′ 6″ for Coach Hawkins… Dagi Tadesse(New Paltz) made 13′ 0″…Junior Isaac Heatley(Warwick) made 12′ 0″ for Coach Potter’s strong team showing of Warwick Valley Boys & Girls all day… George Zakharov(Croton-Harmon) was strong over 12′ 0’…Daeseob Lim(Tappan Zee) made 12′ 0’…Junior Jordan Schwartz(Hackley Prep) moved up 3 poles for a sensational 12′ 0″ PR!!!!

        The Girls Championship pole vault was deep with talent…as New York Sophomore of the Year..Alana Carroll(Averill Park) flew 12′ 0″ for Coach Cauthers for the coveted silver state medal. Alana won this years NB National Emerging Elite at 12′ 4.75″ and heads to Greensboro for next Saturdays Championship Pole Vault.. Coming thru with a sensational meet was Commack’s Amanda McNelis..coached by Jim Henderson at The Warehouse of Long Island. Turning her ankle again 2 days before the meet could not stop this Gymnastic/Vaulter champion.. she place third overall at 12′ 0″..Coming up Big also was Monroe Woodbury Super-Soph Kristin Lubeski..coached by Chris Goodwin… Kristin..using her 58’5/400m speed and her elite diving skills flew 11’3′ after a 2 wek injury break for 7th place overall. Burnt Hills senior School record holder Kalli Manly placed8th at 11′ 0″ Samantha Kaplan(New Paltz) placed 2nd in D0II with her 11’0″… Sophia Alter(Rondount Valley) finished a strong spring season at 10′ 6″… Lauren Berry(Emma Willard) hit 10’0″ PR then won state medal on her 4×100 Relay… Kelli Zestanakis(Townsend Harris) 9′ 0″..Amelie Legg(Delhi) finished a story book season at 9′ 0″Maddfy Luksha(Ursaline) 9′ 0″ and junior Maurin Oconnor(Rensselar) completed a super season again !!!
        SUMMER FUN AHEAD… Tomorrow’s CIRCUS SUMMER MEET 4:30 Warm Up/Registration …… 5:31pm START the FUN !!!!

  2. NEW JERSEY STATE FINALS….Michelle Rubinetti(NV-D) 12′ 0″ Seth Kricheff(NV-OT)… Lead-the-Charge !!!

    It was a rainy start to the New Jersey State Track & Field Championships yesterday at the super facility at Central Regional High School…but the athletes were ready to compete. Gusty winds all day prevented all vaulters their consistent runs and plants….but it was another great day of fiberglass pole vaulting. Athletes competing hard…yet..helping and encouraging each other is a glorified sight to witness. Congratulations to all athletes…coaches and parents!!!!
       The Girls section was loaded with 46 aspiring young athletes battling the conditions and moving up poles and grips …Northern Valley-Demarest junior Michelle Rubinetti…Group 2 Champion sailed 12′ 0″ on her second jump to claim the silver medal for the Lady Nordsman of Coach Mike Ives. Moving up to her biggest pole at 12′ 6″ was the right move with two close big air jumps. Placing 4th overall was TOP SOPH..Melissa Purcell of Pascack Valley..with her 11′ 6″ first attempt clear for pole vault coach Tim Wilson. Placing 5th was junior Jessica Ippolito of Fair Lawn High School Cutters…with he 11′ 6′ clear… Finishing off a brilliant High School All Event Career was Caitlin “Revy” Reverand. of NV – Demarest. Fighting a knee injury all season..this Group 2 Runner-Up blasted 11′ 0″ for 8th place for the Galaxy Gymnastic Champion. Caitlin heads to Lehigh University next fall for pole vault. One of our most improved vaulters at Circus was caroline McGann of the Academy of the Holy Angels of Demarest,NJ. Using her big plant and extended run.. this Non Public A Champion placed 9th at 11′ 0″ and very close at 11′ 6′ Junior Jackie Helm of Paramus was solid at 10′ 6″ and Maxine Earl(Ridgewood) went big over 10′ 6″ before she heads west to Pole Vault Camp. Coach Jacob Brown captured all the photos!!!!
      The Boys section was just located 20 feet away…traveling in the opposite direction. The 20-25 MPH winds hurt all performances in both sections but the vaulters never complained. TOP NJ SOPH… Seth Kricheff of Northern Valley Old Tapan used his biggest ever pole to sail a personal best of 14′ 6″ to place 3rd overall for Coach Jeff Clark and Coach Alex Eckmayer !!! Also placing in the medals was Junior Brian Rubenstein of Governor Livingston..with a sensational 14′ 0″ leap for Coach Anthony DeFranco. Greg Fuerte of Paramus..just a junior sailed 13′ 6′ John Otters of Hopewell Valley made 13′ 0″ for Coach Jackie Chester and Peter Chen blasted over 13′ 0″ coming offf a full injury season for Delbarton. Peter joins a great incoming freshman class of pole vaulters at UPENN next fall.
       STILL WANT ANOTHER PR this season…..

           …..the join us at Flying Circus every Tuesday for our Summer Meet Series June 14-21-28 at 4:30pm on our 3 runways..with the wind to your back!!! POLE VAULT MEETS LIKE NO OTHER !!!!


             Cost still just $25 per athlete…. It’s not over yet!!!!


       FLYING CIRCUS ….The place to be.