Happy April, everyone! This issue of Vaulter Magazine marks 4 years that we have been publishing! 4 years! We definitely could not have done it without the support of our readers and the progression of this wonderful sport that we all love.
The indoor season ended with some amazing performances! Now, everyone is geared up to compete in outdoor season, and we can’t wait to see what some major tailwinds bring!
We have a dual cover this month. First we have the Saint Martins University Saints. This young team of pole vaulters is working hard to get ready for the conference championships at the end of outdoor season. Working hard with their two pole vault coaches, Coach Fish and Coach Olivera, these pole vaulters have what it takes to jump big bars this season. Not only is this a great team, but also the school is wonderful. Don’t miss this story!
Also this month, we have an article that recaps April Steiner Bennett’s TEDx talk. Adele Correale San Miguel writes about Aprils talk, and describes April’s goal. This article is all about April’s experience as a competitor at the Olympics, helping kids learn about pole vault, her experience on Fear Factor, and so much more—take a look!
Pole-vault fan, Phil Presse wrote an article for us this month. He writes about one of his favorite athletes, Bob Richards, and what it was like watching him compete back-in-the-day. Phil talks about all the meets he has been to, and what it was like watching pole vault’s transition to the fiberglass pole. Really cool story to read. This man has some great memories of many track and field meets he has been to. This article is one that you do not want to miss.
Wrapping up this month’s issue, is our second cover, Sandi Morris. Let’s all take a moment and process her performance at the Indoor Championships—she was incredible! It was only a matter of time that she would jump her way into the 16-foot-club—determined not to be left behind. This amazing vaulter went from a 4.80m PR to a 4.95m PR. Her article this month is about her performance at the Indoor Championships, and a little bit of history along the way. We will see more of this vaulter in the near future. Check out her story!
That is all we have for this month! Thank you again for keeping us going. You and your support make it all worth it. Until next month, good luck as you jump your way into outdoor season and fly high!