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Young pole vaulters working on their craft

Young pole vaulters working on their craft

Saturday, young pole vaulters were getting work in at UT’s Tom Black Track. It was one of 6-7 summer competitions put together by Olympic gold medalist Tim Mack.

Mack runs the Tim Mack Pole Vault Club out of the Johnny Long Training Academy. Mack works with pole vaulters from age 10 to master vaulters in their 50s.

“I love it,” said Mack. “I love passing it on. Sometimes, I don’t know if they’re…

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Katie talks to Active Derbyshire

Katie talks to Active Derbyshire

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, we caught up with 20 year old Hadfield Pole Vaulter Katie Byres who was talking to local companies at the Derbyshire Sport Bondholders Breakfast at Morley Hayes hotel and golf club about the importance of the support she’s had from Derbyshire Sport’s ICON scheme.

Katie Byres Derbyshire Pole Vaulter

Q You must be really excited about representing England at the Commonwealth Games?

I really am…

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European Championships: Valiant Steve Lewis misses out on medal

European Championships: Valiant Steve Lewis misses out on medal

COMMONWEALTH Games hero Steve Lewis missed out on another place on the podium after going all or nothing in his bid for European Championships glory.

The pole vaulter, from Light Oaks, cleared 5.40m in Zurich this afternoon then had an attempt at 5.60m before two efforts at 5.70m.

Clearing would have earned him a medal – and it would have equaled his season’s best effort outdoor this year – but…

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Katerina Stefanidi Wins Silver at European Athletics Championships

Katerina Stefanidi Wins Silver at European Athletics Championships

Greece’s athlete Katerina Stefanidi, 24, won the silver medal in pole vault at the 2014 European Athletics Championships taking place from August 12 to 17 in Zurich.

The young woman from Filothei, Athens, vaulted over 4.60 metres to come in second. Anzhelika Sidorova came first (4.65) and Angelina Zhuk-Krasnova third (4.60); both are from Russia.

It is only the second time Greece gets a medal…

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MMC Sets The Bar High

MMC Sets The Bar High

Mount Marty College signed three area athletes for its pole vaulting program, and all three placed in their respective state meets.

Emily Boyle from Creighton, Nebraska, and Adam Haigh from Bloomfield, Nebraska, as well as Christina Herrboldt from Menno, will join the Lancers starting this fall.

The recruiting process was pretty painless for the athletes, they said.

“The recruiting process…

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Leader Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs High’s Matthew Schwartz perfects his high-flying act

Leader Male Athlete of the Year: Burroughs High’s Matthew Schwartz perfects his high-flying act

Prior to the 2014 track and field season, Matthew Schwartz accumulated a list of goals he hoped to accomplish before his senior campaign was over.

One of those goals was an almost Herculean aspiration of breaking the Burroughs High school record in the pole vault.

“That was what I was shooting for, even though I knew it was going to be tough,” said Schwartz, who graduated in May. “Just with the…

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Lund brothers qualify for National Senior Games in pole vault

Lund brothers qualify for National Senior Games in pole vault

It’s not a traditional activity for most, but a Lund family reunion often includes a pole and a pit.

John Lund of Stillwater and his brothers Vic and Rolf recently competed in the pole vault at the Minnesota State Senior Games at the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, Aug. 2.

8-13 spo-LundWEBJohn cleared 3.08 meters (10 feet, 1 inch) to win the men’s 60-64 age group while Rolf at 2.65 meters (8 feet, 9…

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Great Britain’s Luke Cutts fails to qualify for pole vault final at Europeans

Great Britain’s Luke Cutts fails to qualify for pole vault final at Europeans

The 26-year-old, who clinched a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was booted out of contention after three failures.

Cutts was unable to clear 5.40m after three attempts, leaving him out of the competition, but his teammate Steven Lewis continued to fly the flag.

The men’s final will get underway on Saturday afternoon.

From: http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/athletics/team-gb/europea…

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Legendary pole vault coach Petrov lauds UAE efforts in grooming young athletes

Legendary pole vault coach Petrov lauds UAE efforts in grooming young athletes

  Dubai: The legendary Ukrainian pole vault coach Vitaly Petrov has hailed the idea of holding training camps for UAE School Olympic students at an early age.

Stressing that all sporting institutions to combine their efforts to find and hone talents continually, Petrov insisted that the singular objective of winning an Olympic medal would stand out as the defining moment in the career of any…

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