It’s heating up for the summer here at Vaulter Magazine. Whether you are out there having fun this summer or continuing to train hard, we have brought some enjoyable and encouraging stories to you this month.
Carlsbad High School, in Carlsbad, California, is setting an example of motivation and having courage to keep going no matter what. You’ll be rooting for this group once you read about their desire to stick with it in spite of their humble beginnings in the pole vault. Coach Dowling, Coach Girley, and Coach Martin care so much about their vaulters and it shows. We hope all athletes are fortunate enough to work with coaches like these guys.
Another school that is moving up the ranks in the vault world is Eastern Illinois University. We are so happy to have featured them this month because their program is blossoming and doing great things. It is amazing how much they have had to up their standards for incoming vaulters to their program. Coach Ellis shared his excitement with us and it’s infectious.
We also caught up with Shane Atkinson- a high school junior from Great Oak High School in Temecula, California. This young man recently broke 16’ and he told us all about how he did it and what his training is like. His future is bright if he continues on his path, and we are so happy he shared with us.
Please enjoy this summer issue while trying to stay cool. More summer fun is yet to come. Thank you again for reading- we appreciate your continued support.