Everything is getting hot in the pole vault world and records are being broken, and new PR’s are constantly being achieved. Everyone seems to be stepping up their game and clearing the big bars.
Pole Vault news, “Katie Nageotte crowned U.S. indoor champion, new pole vault queen” (American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte has a major reason to be proud! She upsets Olympic medalists Sandi Morris and Jenn Suhr for the indoor championship win. (2018). (Retrieved from http://www.digitaljournal.com/sports/review-katie-nageotte-crowned-usa-indoor-champion-new-pole-vault-queen/article/515539)
“Houston stuns Kendricks for U.S. pole vault title” (Scott Houston upset world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks while Christian Coleman stayed on course in the 60 metres at the U.S. indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday. (2018). Retrieved from (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-usa/houston-stuns-kendricks-for-u-s-pole-vault-title-idUSKCN1G200L)
On the cover, Coach Tim St. Lawrence, The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Coach. “Coach St.’s pole vault story is a long one, full of crazy anecdotes, outstanding achievements, and 47 years of coaching experience, and it starts with the very first person to hand him a pole; his father.” Our writer, Samantha Kaplan knows this club very well and calls them her family. A home that a pole vaulter can come home to when the season is over and place that they can come back to and polish their skills.
Kreager Taber writes about Pool Workouts for Pole Vaulters and all the different benefits that swimming and exercise in the pool have to offer. Fun and thoughtful to the fullest when you read this article about the pool and your favorite sport. “As indoor championship season quickly approaches for high school and collegiate athletes, pole vaulters must take special care to help their bodies perform at their most elite level for competition. In many cases, that means substituting sprint workouts for cross-training activities to take pressure off of injured shins, ankles, or overused muscles.” Read and take it all in, many clubs and college spend a lot of time in the pool perfecting their vault.
Check us out next month when we sit down and talk to Coach Mike Cockerham from the Flying Dragons Pole Vault Club and his knowledge of the sport. Fun times ahead, stay tuned!