For those of us whose ideal vacation includes pole vaulting, here’s the largest gatherings of vaulters in the United States – Canada. East-West-North-South all regions are represented.
The list is ranked by number of flights. A flight is a vaulting competition group that shares a runway for a session. So… if there were 2 runways, and they ran 4 sessions using both runways, there would be 8 flights. Biggest Flight = largest number of vaulters that have to share one runway for one competition group.
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National Pole Vault Summit, Reno, NV
14 Runways, 79 Flights, 1145 Vaulters, Biggest flight 19, 2 days 1/18-19
2018 Champions: Sandi Morris 4.90, Mondo Duplantis 5.83
Meet Directors: Steve Chappel, Lane Mastretti
Texas Elite PV Expo Explosion, Belton, TX
Jan 3-4, 2020
Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI
2 runways, 16 flights, 273 vaulters, biggest flight 26, 2 days 7/12-13, Result on website: YES
2018 Champions Hannah Sailar 4.11, KC Lightfoot 5.48
Meet Directors: Kevin Patterson and Dave Emeott
Port Arkansas Beach Vault, TX
Akron Pole Vault Convention, OH
Cancelled: 4 runways, 10 flights, 132 vaulters, biggest flight 20
2018 Champions Katie Nageotte 4.56, Matthew Ludwig and Shawn Barber 5.35
Meet Director: Dennis Mitchell, Akron University
Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile, AL
2 pits, 9 flights, 180 vaulters, biggest flight 25
2018 Champions: Anicka Newell 4.27, Devin King, and Cole Walsh 5.55
Meet Director: Drew Bentley
Charlotte Street Vault, Charlotte, NC
1 runway, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 13
2018 Champions: Carolina Moll 4.40, Austin Miller 5.66
Meet Directors: Jim Vahrenkamp, Kyle Wolfe, Aubrey Hilliard
Vault in the VILLE, Henderson, KY
Jersey Jumps Beach Vault, Seaside Heights, NJ
Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY
River Vault, LaCrosse, WI
Vaulter Magazine – Vaulter Club Summer Meets
3 runways, 1 flight, 45-60 athletes
Largest Summer Meet in California
Meet Director: Doug Bouma
DC Vault, Washington, DC
- Elite Competition: Featuring 2015 World Champion – SHAWN BARBER!
- Open Competition: All Ages – Free Entry!
- Grilled Food!
- Free EP (Explosive Performance) Training (optional)