December 2022 Vaulter Magazine

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It’s December and wow, it came extremely quickly once again. It seems that I’m saying this a little too often. It’s the best time of the year if you ask us, we love the holiday season for all the Christmas Cheer. Every year it seems that Christmas and our Candy Cane meet is the staple of our club and magazine. Such a fun event with friends and family around sharing Christmas joy. You can’t ask for more as we add the wonderful sport of pole vault right in the middle of it all. If you get a chance to come and join us, I would do just that. We will see you all at the 2022 EXPO Explosion meet in Texas. Come and join us for the fun.


What a cool cover by the United States Naval Academy with all the Christmas spirit around this amazing team. Once again, they make the whole process so flawless with their enthusiasm and professionalism. But there’s more to this amazing team then what meets the eye. “Rory Quiller spearheads the pole vault squad at the Naval Academy, located in Annapolis, Maryland. The U.S Naval Academy is a federal service academy, and the athletes on the Navy track and field squad are held to high standards of achievement that look a little different than the usual college athletic experience.” What else can you say, this is a top-notch institution for military pole vaulting. Thank you for taking the time to bless us with your knowledge and insight. Sara knocked it out of the park with this article, thank you!


When I read the article from Daniel Bush each month, I get quite the chuckle with what he provides. Not only very well written and professionally done, but it’s also fun to follow along one month after another. ““He’s a stickler, dat Steve Stickler, ya?” I said.  “Lucky, he gave grace.” Arriving at the source of a traffic jam, a car had its hazard lights on as two men pushed it from behind.  “Hey, isn’t that Stickler?” Chuck asked, placing his gold medal on the dash.  “And he’s got Barlove with him.” Always wrapped in family values, hard work and discipline and we love that about his stories. “


Goals are a very efficient way to get through most aspects of life to include pole vault. If it’s New Years’, state championships, or league finals, it is good to set some short- and long-term goals that will help you navigate through the process of pole vault. Abbey sends in a sweet article how she sets her goals and the importance of doing so. Great read! “So, in short, my goal was to work so hard that I would accomplish my dreams.”


January 1, 2023 is right upon us and we will have the coast guard on the cover for the new year. Stay tuned for that edition, it will be a good one.

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No fools for this April when it comes to pole vaulting at all levels within the sport! High school girls and boys are both on fire, and for the standard, these kids are starting to make, the 13-foot girl and the 17-foot boy seems to be the new standard.

On the cover, we have an article by Tim Reilly, and he has a young lady that has broken the high school girls record. Here is a rundown of the current situation. "Unfortunately, the mark will not be ratifiable as an American Junior Indoor Record, because there was only one official and they require three. "

Current Outdoor Records:

"NFHS Record: 14’4”Rachel Baxter 2017

T&FN HS Records: 14’7.50” (4.46) Lexi Weeks 2015, but Chloe’s 4.50i will replace this, they combine indoor and outdoor for their list

USATF Junior Outdoor Record: 4.45 Desiree Freier 2014

World Junior Record: 4.71i Wilma Murto (IAAF also combines indoor and outdoor for their list)

NFHS Record is the best mark made in an in-season HS-only competition. It has to be one of the school’s meets and has to have at least three teams. Beyond that, I don’t think they do much vetting. Looking at her schedule, I think all of her school’s meets should be fine.

T&FN Records are the marks that most people consider the “real” HS records. They count any legitimate mark by a high schooler through August 31st of their senior year, as long as they don’t turn pro."

We will see what happens, she is not alone, and it wouldn't surprise me if we don't have other ladies trying to break this record asap.

John Clark that Master’s Vaulter out of Texas and he never ceases to amaze with his adventures. " I started this pole vaulting journey back in October 2017, with my good friend, Bubba Sparks, teaching and training me. I had never vaulted before in my life – except for a couple of Sunday afternoon visits to Brian Elmore’s practice place the previous summer – and at the ripe ol’ age of 60 years, seriously overweight and out of shape, it’s been fairly slow going, at least in my mind." Like we said last month, sometimes you have to learn by doing, even when it comes down to an overexcited vaulter with a teenaged mind and a Master’s body. Good for you John, we love what you do!

Kreager Taber discusses the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships. "The Birmingham Metro CrossPlex of Birmingham, Alabama hosted some of the nation’s best athletes on March 8th and 9th for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships." This meet did not disappoint at all, wish we would have joined all the rest.

Next month we will have our first Hall of Fame issue of Vaulter Magazine. Stay Tuned.

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