May 2023 Issue of Vaulter Magazine

The sport of pole vaulting is basking in the sunshine in California and across the nation, as the outdoor season kicks off with a bang after the conclusion of the indoor season. Athletes are eagerly anticipating the start of competition, coaches are prepared, and parents are present to provide support. In the latest edition of Vaulter Magazine, Rutgers graces the cover with their high-flying athlete Chloe Timberg, as they gear up for the upcoming outdoor season with enthusiasm. Additionally, there are several enjoyable articles in the magazine that are sure to pique your interest.

On the Cover:

The Rutgers pole vault squad is gearing up for an exciting spring season filled with high expectations and energy. Head Coach Carl Porambo is leading a talented group of vaulters who are putting Rutgers back on the map in the world of pole vaulting. Sophomore standout Chloe Timberg is currently leading the pack with the top mark in the NCAA women’s pole vault, a remarkable 4.50m/14’9″ which she achieved by winning the 2023 Texas Relays.

Coach Porambo has even higher expectations for Timberg, believing that she has what it takes to clear a 15′ foot bar, which would qualify her for the prestigious USA Track and Field Championships in July after the collegiate season comes to a close. With a tailored pole progression provided by Essex, Timberg is more than ready to take on the challenge and have a remarkable season.

The Rutgers pole vault squad is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with this season, and we can’t wait to see what they achieve next. With Coach Porambo leading the charge and a star athlete like Timberg leading the way, the sky is truly the limit for this talented group of vaulters.

College Athlete Highlight:

We are excited to highlight Tori Thomas, a rising star in the world of pole vaulting hailing from Rock Island, Illinois. As a student athlete at the University of Illinois, Thomas has demonstrated her immense talent and passion for the sport. Her journey began at the young age of seven, where she discovered her love for pole vaulting. Her hard work and dedication paid off when she entered high school and quickly became a force to be reckoned with, setting multiple records, including becoming the All-Time female record holder in the pole vault in the state of Illinois.

Thomas’ success didn’t end there – she continued to shine in college, establishing herself as one of the top freshman vaulters in the nation and setting numerous records at the University of Illinois. Her exceptional talent and determination have undoubtedly propelled her to great heights, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this impressive young athlete.

Indoor Nationals, Matt Barry:

Matt Barry covers it all in his in-depth analysis of the 2023 indoor nationals. From the impressive performances of athletes across the country to the unique challenges and differences between each national meet, he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to understand and appreciate the competition. With his keen eye for detail and expert knowledge of the sport, Barry provides a comprehensive look at this exciting season of indoor track and field. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a newcomer to the sport, his analysis is sure to provide valuable insights and perspectives on the 2023 indoor nationals.

Keep an eye out for next month’s cover and article as we gear up for the outdoor pole vault season with a features club.

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