Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault

The 2018 New Balance Indoor Nationals was far more than “Just- Flying” for the 19 athletes.. their parents…their coaches and the pole vault officials . Yes- this was a celebration of the hard work ethic by all parties involved in this spectacular Indoor season….2018 edition !!!! We believe that the journey..the everyday pushing of individual limits in training and preparation are the joys of being in the National Championships in any sport. Results are only part of this journey. CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Flying Circus Family for our BEST INDOOR SEASON IN HISTORY!!!
…. On-to-the-next Challenges!!!!!!!!!!!!!

” HATS OFF” to… The Greatest Pole Vault Officials on the Planet…. Pictured above are the Men and Women that make our event AWESOME for our athletes. Thanks to Sport Journalist..Eddie Yaker for the gathering and the Celebration of our proud crew of our National Pole Vault Officiating Crew at New Balance Nationals. We salute their “Spirit” !!!!

New Balance Nationals @ The Armory

March 9-11

The Armory was A-buzzin’….. at the pole vault pit all three days… as four Circus athletes became ..”ALL-AMERICANS” in their Divisions of Emerging Elite and The Championship of American. .. Leading the way on Friday in the Girls Emerging Elite Event was Monroe-Woodbury,NY ..senior sprinter/vaulter..Kristen Lubeski..with her All American 3rd place finish with a PR at 12′ 6.25″ for the Lady Crusaders. She came off her 56.8 Relay Split on her Sprint Medley Relay and charged down the vault runway with her 13′ 1 x 160 Spirit. She was close at 12′ 10.5″ bar. Sydney Woods of Northern alley-Demarest,NJ also fly high all day with close bars at 12′ 2.5″…. Junior .. Dani Heine of Abington Heights,PA took great bars at 12′ 2.5″ for a super indoor season.. Governor Livingston,NJ senior.. Lauren Saifi was great over 11′ 8.5″ ..Holy Angels,NJ senior Caroline McGann was so charged up..that even her new Big pole came up short at 11′ 8.5″ …Junior adopted Circus super star.. Elise Hall,Raleigh,NC of Pole Vault Carolina ..this years North Carolina State Champ.. flew 11′ 2.5″ for Coach Jose…. Trina Barcarola of Coach Bob Amos’s Western Wayne,PA was super at 11′ 8.5″… Corah Krantz..the Lakeland,PA school record holder was close at 11′ 2.5′ .. Lia Zavattaro,..the Greenwick,CT Captain of the State Champs Cardinals.. was solid at 11′ 2’5″ for the Bucknell bound star!!!

The Boys Emerging Elite followed in late afternoon on Friday… and Northern Valley-Old Tappan,NJ Pole Vault crew of Tyler Hrbek and Seth Kricheff and Coach Jeff Clark came a callin’… Thyler Hrbek,,The tall and powerful senior..flew 15′ 3.5″ for a new personal best and became All American with his 4th place overall finish. Team Mate Seth Kricheff was also solid all day with his 14′ 9.5″ 10th place… Pascack Hills,NJ junior Lian Landau came thru for Coach Ross Koehler..with his 14′ 3.5″ zoom… Warwick Valley,NY ..senior Dane Sorensen was big at 14′ 3.5″ to complete his 16th indoor meet and perhapes our most consistent club vaulter this indoor. Josiah Spain of O.Neill,NY hit 13′ 9.75 ” and Sophomore Connor Reilly,Union Catholic,NJ was close at 13′ 9.5″.

Sunday… Girls Vault Championships of America began .. with four Circus Girls in the loaded Championships. Averill Park,NY .. senior .Alana Carroll and Coach Cauthers came ready for the fun.. Alana hit 13′ 2.5″ for her All American finish and marked her 8th Straight Meet over the 13 foot Barrier. She ran out of pole at 13′ 6… Kaeli Thompson of the Purple Wave of Warwick Valley Track Club… set her new personal record with her 13′ 2.5″ for 5th place and All American status for Coach Mike Potter. Abby Norwillo..our senior leader. .. put on a great display of competitive spirit and fighting all day and ever so close at 13′ 2.5′ for the Penn bound super star…. Senior ..Melissa “Sunshine” Purcell of Pascack Valley,NJ ..the all time record holder on Bergen County ,NJ was solid for Coach Tim Wilson.

It’s time to REST… and RE-BOOT the Spirit..Strength and Technique for Outdoor!!!! Bring it on !!!!

“CALLING ALL YOUTH”…. It’s time to learn the Pole Vault

If you like an athletic challenge …then… COME JOIN US on Saturday March 24 at the FLYING CIRCUS BARN.
All Boys & Girls in Grades 6-7-8-9-10…..It’s TIME-TO-LEARN-TO-FLY!!!
Jump out of the nest with us… Just $75 for the 2.5 hour push…
Registration at the door only…
All Coaches Come FREE!!!

Boys Youth Day Pole Vault Discovery Hours… 10:30AM-1PM
Girls Youth Day Pole Vault Discovery Hours…. 1:30PM-4PM