The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault “Nuts”, LLC
Scenic Warwick Valley, NY

“What do you DREAM tonight” ???? That is the most important question each athlete must answer. It’s time to step up into the spotlight at mid-season and become your own hero! Legendary Pole Vault Coach Jerry Cahill at Iona Prep has been preaching this concept of self discovery for the past forty years and now it’s time for all of us to move up into our own strengths of self belief. Here are a few tips to help you reach your star.
*Practice Radical HUMILITY everyday.
*Look for GENIUS in others.
*Help other people in some way.
*Stretch your CONFIDENCE in yourself.
*Go beyond the BOUNDARIES in training.
*Higher ENERGY is a stimulate in athletics.
* Act NOW ….. Don’t Blink. BECOME MORE.

Weekend Report …..January 19

New Balance …..Girls Sweep Top Three.. Kaeli Thompson 13′ 0″…Sydney Woods 12′ 6….. Dani Heine 12′ 0″!!! Dalton Yeust Flys 13′ 6 School Record!!!!
The winter storm alert did not hold back the determined “Flyers” on Friday and Saturday at Tim Fulton’s New Balance Games at the “Hall of Fame” Armory. Kaeli Thompson produced her 5th Meet record this indoor season with gold medal vault of 13′ 0″ on her ESSX 13’7′ x 170 Recoil and the was close at 13′ 6″ with her 14 Foot Sticks… Sydney Woods was on fire big over 12′ 6″ for silver and Abington Heights,PA senior Dani Heine flew 12′ 0″ on her new polesto equal her indoor school record for Coach Mike Ludka. Hendrick Hudson ..Haley Merchant jumped 8′ 6″ and Freshman.. Angelisse Diaz of Newburgh Free Academy won the Freshman Division at 8′ 6″ for a seasonal best. The Boys NB Championship Division belonged to Iona Prep senior Louis Logsdail at 14′ 6″ by a ton!!! Placing the silver medal in his pocket ..was the up-and-coming strongman…Dalton Yeust of Tunkhannock,PA. Using his 7 Step approach from the start of the meet and his Big-Boy Poles… Dalton fly to his new Indoor School record of 13′ 6″ and close bars at 14′ 0″. Tommy Qualter of Clarkstown South hit 13′ 0 for Coach Madoferi …Dave Murphy(New fairfield) 12′ 0″… Mike Moore(Warwick) 11′ 0″ Jacob Becher(Warwick) 11’0″ Merlin Beaufils(Brooklyn Tech) 10′ 0″ Henry Pennella(Valhalla) 10′ 0″.

New Jersey Relay Championships @ Toms River —- Conor Reilly Flys 15’0″ Again!!!!! Union Catholic,NJ junior Gymnast turned pole vaulter Conor Reilly used his long run at the NJ Relay Championships to win at 15′ 0″ =School Record!! Team mate Abadare Animashaun cleared 12′ 0′ for the 18 points for Union. Four Circus girls placed in top 6.. with Hope Handlin (Union Catholic) soarsing 11’0′ for the gold and ever so close bar at 11′ 6″… Mary Flahive(Holy Angels) 9′ 0..Isabella Gray(Union) 9′ 0″ and Kendall Williams(Holy Angels) at 7′ 6″. In Group 1 Division… Kyle Russell og Mountain Lakes 10′ 6″ and Alex Mozsolits(ML) 9′ 6″ for Coach Jim Murnane.

In Connecticut this week… Congrats to Paige Martin of Norwich Free Academy with her 11′ 7″ National Qualifier for Coach Ross VanSteeg and Elise Russell is coming-on-strong for Coach Matt Medeve at Weston..with her 11′ 0″ big Clear… Madison Martin is revying it up also at 10′ 6″ and Katie Ryuan(Newtown) at 9′ 6″….. The Boys saw Aidan O’Connor of Lewis-Mills win the Yale Invite at 13′ 6″ poles. Over at the SCC Coaches meet.. Darien,CT senior scholar—Kiernan Daley flew 13′ 0″ for a PR and team mates Xander Zanin hit 10′ 0″ and Alex Jones(D) made 9′ 0″ for FCIAC qualifier.

College Notes… Dane Sorensen had another super college meet at Cornell..placing 3rd at 14′ 3.5″ for the Red Dragons of Cortland University…. and at Lehigh University…it was Sophomore Madisyn Hawkins(Lehigh) taking gold at 12′ 3.5″..and Caitlin Reverand(Lehigh) adding points to the team win at 10′ 6″ for the Mountain Hawks vs Layafette Dual.

CONGRATULATIONS to all—- More to come the second half !!!!!

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