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Reno Pole Vault Summit Prep Bios and Preview – NSAF On-Site

Here are the fields for the most elite boys and girls sections of the Reno Pole Vault Summit (posted late Friday):

 

BOYS

This killer field includes five of the six boys returning this year who cleared 16-6 or better outdoors in 2013: Devin King 17-3, Barrett Poth 16-10.5 and 16-6 vaulters Luke Winder, Pablo Benavides and Harrison Williams.  Winder also cleared 16-10 indoors last year and Williams was one of the nation’s top decathletes.  Also in the field is new 16-9 performer (indoors 2014) Todd Uckermark.  King and Benavides were both World Youth finalists last summer.  Also, King was 2nd at Reno last winter and Poth 4th.

Devin King
Sumner LA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): US#3 16-6
2013 best:  17-3 (out), US#1 returnee
2013 selected results:  2nd NBNO, 1st WY Trials, 6th WY Champs, 2nd Reno PV Summit, 6th NBNI

Barrett Poth
Klein Oak TX, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend):  US#5 16-0
2013 best:  16-10.5 (out), US#2 returnee
2013 selected results:  3rd WY Trials, 6th USATF Juniors, 2nd TX Relays, 4th Reno PV Summit, 10th NBNI

Luke Winder
Plainfield Central IL, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend):  US#4 16-4.75
2013 best: 16-10/16-6 (in/out), US#3 returnee (out)
2013 selected results:  8th USATF Juniors, 1st 3A state

Todd Uckermark
Warwick Valley NY, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): US#2 16-9
2013 best:  15-8(out)
2013 selected results:  10th Penn Relays, 14th NBNI, 15th Reno PV Summit, 15th NBNO

Paulo Benavides
EP Franklin TX, 2015
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best:  16-6, US#3 returnee
2013 selected results:  2nd WY Trials, 4th WY Champs, 3rd 5A state

Harrison Williams
Wrightstown WI, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend):  None
2013 best:  16-6, US#3 returnee
2013 selected results:  9th NBNO, 4th WY Trials, 1st D2 state
(1st NBNO Octathlon, 1st Arcadia Decathlon)

Carl Johansson
Orange Lutheran CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best:  15-10 (out)
2013 selected results: 3rd CIF state, 5th Arcadia, 5th state indoor

August Kiles
Tamalpais CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best:  16-4 (out), US#10 returnee
2013 selected results:  2nd CIF state, 4th USATF JOs, 4th Mt. SAC, 15th Reno PV Summit

Tim Duckworth
Arcadia AZ, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend):  US#9 15-7
2013 best:  15-6 (out)
2013 selected results:  4th AZ Meet of Champs, 2nd D2 state

Tommy Dial
Jenks OK, 2015
2014 best (through last weekend):  US#10 15-6
2013 best:  16-0 (out)
2013 selected results:  2nd OK Meet of Champs, 2nd 6A State, 2nd Kansas Relays, 4th Arkansas Indoor

Gavin Gautreaux
Catholic New Iberia LA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 15-5 (out) (15-8 in 2012)
2013 selected results: 7th USATF JOs, 2nd 2A State

Parker Curry
Santa Margarita CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 15-10 (out)
2013 selected results:  3rd CIF State, 1st CA SS Finals, 13th Arcadia

Ryan Pust
Golden Valley CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 15-10 (out)
2013 selected results:  9th CIF State, 2nd CA SJS Masters

Kody Breaux
Delcambre LA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 14-6
2013 selected results:  3rd 2A state

Antoine Denomme
France
2013 best: 16-0.75

Mathieu Collet
France
2014 best: 15-7.75
2013 best: 15-9
(son of 2-time Olympian and 1989 World Cup champ Philippe Collet)

 

GIRLS

The girls field is led by Bonnie Draxer, the US#3 returnee from 2013 (13-7.25), who was 2nd at USATF Juniors and 6th at Pan Am Juniors.  She’s gone 13-0.25 already this winter.  Two other 13-footers from 2013 are in the field: Greta Wagner (13-2) and Nicole Summersett (13-0).  Meagan Gray, who edged Summersett at Texas A&M last week as both went 12-8.25, is also in the field, as is USATF JO Youth record-setter Makayla Linebarger, who went 12-3.75 as an 8th-grader last summer.  Gray is also the best of five returnees from last year’s Summit top 10, having taken 2nd with 12-8.

Bonnie Draxler
Wrightstown WI, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): US#3 13-0.25
2013 best:  13-7.25 (out), US#3 returnee
2013 selected results:  2nd USATF Juniors, 6th Pan Am Jrs, 1st D2 state

Taylore Jaques
Presentation CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): none
2013 best:  12-7
2013 selected results: 4th Reno PV Summit, 4th CIF state, 3rd Arcadia (tie), 1st indoor state

Greta Wagner
Los Gatos CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): none
2013 best:  13-2 (out), US#5 returnee
2013 selected results:  2nd CIF state, 1st Stanford, 3rd Arcadia (tie)

Nicole Summersett
Westlake TX, 2015
2014 best (through last weekend): US#5 12-8.25 (tie)
2013 best:  13-0 (out), #9 returnee
2013 selected results: 8th Reno PV Summit, 6th NBNO, 4th WY Trials, 5th 5A state

Meagan Gray
Hays TX, 2015
2014 best (through last weekend): US#5 12-8.25 (tie)
2013 best: 12-9 (out), #13 returnee
2013 selected results:  2nd Reno PV Summit, 2nd Great SW, 2nd 4A State

Vanessa Davis
Desert Vista AZ, 2015
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 12-9 (out), #13 returnee
2013 selected results: 4th Reno PV Summit, 10th WY Trials, 15th NBNI, 1st D1 State

Hannah Meador
Fluvanna County VA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): US#12 12-3
2013 best:  12-1.25 (out)
2013 selected results:  3rd Penn Relays, 1st AA state (out), 15th NBNO, 15th NBNI

Alexis Romero
Wooster NV, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 12-7.25 (out), #18 returnee
2013 selected results:  5th Great SW, 1st state, 27th Reno PV Summit

Sierra Maddux
Jackson MO, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best:  12-6 (out)
2013 selected results: 1st Class 4 State

Sammy Marumoto
Punahou HI, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): none
2013 best:  12-6 (out)
2013 selected results:  1st state

Allyson Simmons
Fairless OH, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): US#14 12-0
2013 best:  12-5.25 (out)
2013 selected results:  1st D2 state, 1st AAU JOs

Makayla Winebarger
Sparks NV, 2017
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best:  12-3.75 (out)
2013 selected results: 1st USATF JOs (13-14 nat’l record), 1st NB Boise Indoor/Jackson Open

Devin Stetson
Corona CA, 2014
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best: 11-6
2013 selected results: 4th CA SS Finals, 8th CA SS Masters

Jenny Wilson
Buchanan CA, 2015
2014 best (through last weekend): None
2013 best:  12-2 (out)
2013 selected results:  1st CIF CS Masters, 3rd West Coast Relays

 

From: http://www.nationalscholastic.org/article/1554

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