Senior Kaeli Thompson (Warwick Valley) was once again over the High Bar this weekend, taking home the meet record at the New Balance Games with another 13-0 clearance. It came one week after she nabbed a new lifetime best, clearing a NY #5 All-Time mark of 13-3.5 in at the Stanner Games. Thompson has established herself as one of New York’s best ever, even amongst her own elite training group.
Warwick Valley has long been thought of as the New York State hub for Pole Vaulting. Athletes travel from all over the Tri-State to be a part of the Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Club. Practicing out of “The Barn,” a literal barn converted into an Elite Training Facility, with dual runways, and numerous training aparatus, the Club is home to State and National Champions alike. Thompson is among them, but unlike many of her training partners, she calls the town of Warwick home.