America’s Biggest Open-Entry Vault Meets

by Reggie Henderson reggiepv@gmail.com

For those of us whose ideal vacation includes pole vaulting, here’s the largest gatherings of vaulters in the United States.  East-West-North-South all regions are represented.  (west coast missing, come on CA or OR or WA)

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.

Corrections/Additions welcome.  E-mail reggiepv@gmail.com results from last competition.

Texas Elite PV Expo Explosion, Belton, TX

Next: Dec 30, 2017

texas

5 runways, 19 flights, 215 vaulters, biggest flight 17

2017 Champions: Katie Nageotte (Adidas) 4.55 and Antonio Ruiz (Stephen F Austin U.) 5.30

http://www.texaselitepolevault.com/clubs/2181/announcements/1251090-Expo-VIII-Final-Results

Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI

Last: July 14-15, 2017

grand_haven2

2 runways, 17 flights, 294 vaulters, biggest flight 28

2017 Champions: Kristen Hixson 4.41, Sean Young and Mike Vani 5.18

http://grandhavenbeachvault.com/

Akron Pole Vault Convention, OH

Last: Jan 6-8, 2017

akron2

4 runways, 10 flights, 150 vaulters, biggest flight 20

2017 Champions: Katie Nageotte (Adidas) 4.60, Shawn Barber (Nike) 5.35

http://www.gozips.com/sports/track/index

http://www.gozips.com/sports/track/2016-17/files/pv_convention_results_updated.pdf

Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile, AL

Last: July 15, 2017

dauphin3

1 runway – 2 pits, 10 flights, 150 vaulters, biggest flight 23

can’t find results, statistics based on start list

www.dauphinstreetvault.com

Port Aransas Beach Vault, TX

Last: June 16-17, 2017

aransas

2 runways, 8 flights, 167 vaulters, biggest flight 30

2017 Champions: Nicole Casper (BVC) 4.41, Jason Wooten 5.48

http://portabeachvault.com

Charlotte Street Vault, Charlotte, NC

Last: July 21-22, 2017

1 runway, 8 flights, 99 vaulters, biggest flight 15

2017 Champions: Sandi Morris (Nike) 4.63, Scott Houston (Vault House) 5.78

http://www.charlotestreetvault.com

Vault in the VILLE, Louisville, KY

Last: June 30 – July 1, 2017

vault_in_the_ville

1 runway, 7 flights, 96 vaulters, biggest flight 20

2017 Champions: Katie Nageotte (Adidas) 4.55, Jeff Coover 5.65

http://www.vaultintheville.com

Jersey Jumps Beach Vault, Seaside Heights, NJ

Last: July 29-30, 2017

jersey

2 runways (2015 photo),  6 flights, 181 vaulters, biggest flight 42

(Sat: hs girls 38, hs boys 36, hs champ girls 19, hs champ boys 22, Sun: women 24, men 42)

2017 Champions: Marlee Sabatino (APEX) 3.65, Peter Roach (APEX) 5.02

http://verticaladventures.org/

results: nj.milesplit.com

Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY

Next: August 12, 2017

rochester

2 runways, 6 flights, 120 vaulters, biggest flight 27

2017 Kat Pitman (TCPVC) and Emily Gallagher (TCPVC) 3.70, Keith Reiter (Tiffin Coach) 4.85

www.rochesterrockback.com

River Vault, LaCrosse, WI

Last: July 1-2, 2017  – on a barge on the Mississippi River

1 runway, 6 flights, 99 vaulters, biggest flight 22

2017 Champions: Adrianna”Andy” Jacobs 3.96, Derick Hinch (Team LIT) 5.18

http://www.explorelacrosse.com/river-vault/

Pole Vault And Pooches, Dallas, TX

Next: Dec 29, 2017

4 runways – 6-7 flights anticipated, this will be the first year for the event

https://www.dunamissportsgroup.com/poles-pooches

Brit’s Pub Vault, Minneapolis, MN

Labor Day Saturday

brits

1 runway, 6 flights, 65 vaulters, biggest flight 16 (13 men and 3 women masters!)

2017 Champions: Sophie Gutermuth 4.15, Scott Houston (Vault House) 5.30

http://www.britspubvault.com/

Vault London, Ontario, Canada

Last: July 22, 2017

2 runways, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 16

2017 Champions: Alysha Newman (Bolton PV) 4.66, Daniel Gleason 4.60

https://londonwesterntfc.wixsite.com/vaultlondon

 

DC Vault, Washington, DC

Last: June 23-24, 2017

1 runway, 5 flights, 41 vaulters, biggest flight 12

2017 Champions: Kelsie Ahbe 4.25, Shawn Barber 5.75

www.dcvault.com

Texas Relays, Austin, TX

Last: March 29 – April 1, 2017

texas_relays

11 flights, 182 vaulters, biggest flight 24

2017 Champions: Jenn Suhr (Adidas) 4.73, Armand Duplantis 5.90

http://www.texassports.com/index.aspx?path=relays

Texas Relays accepts open entries, but to get an entry for a guy you need to have a PR of 17-6 or better, and for a girl 14+, only around 25 of the vaulters are open-entry, the rest on school teams, that’s why it’s at the bottom of this list.  But… it’s a huge gathering of vaulters (and all of track & field) so a good spectator event.

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