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Isinbayeva sets new indoor pole vault WR. 18 Feb 08 - 1 day ago
Yelena Isinbayeva, Donetsk '08

DONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) — Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia set a new world indoor record in the women's pole vault here on Saturday as she cleared the mark of four metres 95 centimetres. Her vault beat the previous mark of 4.93m which she set last year at the same venue.
This was the third consecutive year in which 25-year-old Isinbayeva, who has leaped
5.02 outdoors, broke the indoor mark in Donetsk.
"I'm very happy to start an Olympic season with a world record in my first competition," said Isinbayeva, who won in Donetsk for the fifth consecutive year.
In her first competition since October 3, Isinbayeva began her competition with first attempt clearances at 4.67m and 4.77m, the latter enough to seal the victory. She need three tries at 4.87m, and after a pair of misses at 4.94m, she gambled and had the bar raised to 4.95m.
Russian Yuliya Golubchikova finished second with a 4.72 clearance, with Monica Pyrek of Poland third (4.67).

Australian Athletics Results No 3 2008 Australian Athletics Results No 4 2008

2008 NSW Track & Field Championships. Open, U18 and AWD

2008 Victorian Open & U20 PV Championship Results

Australian Athletics Championships

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2008 NSW Track & Field Championships. Saturday, 9 February
Women Under 18:1 Amanda Bartrim 17 Gosford Athl 3.65m 2 Stephanie Langridge 17 Westfields A 3.10m 3 Janina Strauts 17 Bankstown Sp 2.90m 4 Dimity Norton 17 U.T.S. North 2.70m  5 Lara Dickerson 17 Campbelltown 2.70m  6 Jessie-Rose Driels 17 Randwick Bot 2.40m  Men Open: 1 Kim Do-Kyun 29 Korea 5.00m 2 Blake Lucas 18 Campbelltown 4.80m 3 Christopher Clegg 24 Hills Distri 4.40m 4 Alexander Jacenko 25 Sutherland D 4.20m 5 Matthew Fryer 20 Campbelltown 4.20m  6 David Green 25 Asics Wests 3.80m  
Competition, Melbourne University Invitation Pole Vault Competition
Venue: Melb Uni, 05-Jan-08,
Men: 1, Joel Pocklington , Box Hill, 5.25, pb 2, James Filshie, Box Hill, 5.00 3, Anthony Hanna, MUAC, 4.70 4, Cameron Sherry, Box Hill, 4.10 5, Travis Rickards, MUAC, 3.15 Women: 1, Rosanna Ditton, Box Hill, 4.10 2, Cathrine McRae, MUAC, 3.60 3, Dawn Hartigan, MUAC, 3.30 4, Irie Hill, MUAC, 3.15 5, Alex Pocklington, Box Hill, 3.15 6, Karina Thompson, MUAC, 3.15 7, Jacqui Sharples, MUAC, 2.80, pb 8, Abbie Freestone, Box Hill, 2.80, eq pb 9, Rebecca Amena, MUAC, 1.80
Flying Dragon Pole Vault Club raising the bar
Bloomington Pantagraph - IL, USA
By Matt Kurnick NORMAL -- Mike Cockerham, founder and head coach of the Flying Dragon Pole Vault Club, has never encouraged to “vault naked” in the literal ...
Allcomers - 12/01/2008 Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre Results
Women 2m Start Open: 1 Huston, Lara 19 Hills Distri 3.20m (pb), 2 Ros, Montserrat 30 Athletics Wo 2.00m. Under 18: 1 Driels, Jessie 17 Rbh  2.40m. (pb) Men 3.50m Start Open: 1 Lucas, Blake 18 Cbt 4.70m, 2 Clegg, Christopher 24 Hills Distri 4.40m, 3 Green, David 25 Asw 3.90m (=pb) U18: Marvin 17 Utn 3.50m (pb), Crandell, John 17 Asw  3.20m (pb), Goessler,  2 McEntyre, Angus 17 Sydney Pacif 2.40m, 3 Hicking, Jack 13 Ban  2.20m 35+: 1 Cepak, Mark 49 Utn  2.00m
Australian Rankings 2008 Men Australian Rankings 2008 Women
Australian Rankings 2007 Men Australian Rankings 2007 Women
USD to Host Derek Miles and Friends Competition; USA Olympic Pole ...
University of South Dakota Coyotes - Vermillion, SD, USA
VERMILLION, SD -- Ten of the nation’s best pole vaulters, including the 2004 USA Olympic pole vault team, will participate in one of the most unique track ...
Athletics Victoria Shield Competition
8/01/2008  Doncaster
PV Results, NorthWest  8/01/2008 Aberfeldie
Men: 1  FILSHIE, JAMES BOH 5.20   2 POCKLINGTON, JOEL BOH 5.05 3  SHERRY, CAMERON BOH 4.00   4  BAKER, CAMERON BOH  2.95 Women: 1  DITTON, ROSANNA BOH   4.15   2  POCKLINGTON, ALEXANDRA   BOH   3.10   3  FREESTONE, ABBIE BOH 2.95 Men: 1. Anthony Hanna, MUU, 4.84m (4.64m o,  4.84m o, 5.04m xxx) 2. Travis Rickards, BWK, 2.80m 3. Matt Marangon, PTN, 2.80m 4. Jack Ingram, MUU, 2.60m 5. Trentan Hawkins, PTN, 2.40m 6. Brendan Emery, ATE, 2.40m 7. Andrew Boudrie, ATE, 2.40m 8. John Neale, PTN, 2.00m  Women. 1 Irie Hill, MUU, 3.50m 2. Karina Thompson, 3.10m3. Lauren Jauncy, MUU, 2.80m 4. Katherine Ianello, MUU, 2.80m5. Jacqui Sharples, MUU, 2.60m

Mottram and Hooker head indoors for world title chase. 
06.02.2008. (Extract from Athletics Australia, Fan Zone News.)

A strong six-member team led by Craig Mottram and Steve Hooker has been selected to represent Australia in the 12th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships next month. 

Steve Hooker’s 2008 Beijing campaign kicked off with a bang two weeks ago, clearing the magical six-metre mark for the first time – only the 15th man in history to do so.
His indoor escapades early last year resulted in a new Australian indoor record of 5.81m in Boston and 5.80m at the Millrose Games in New York. The 25 year-old will be making his debut at the World Indoors in 2008. Russian Yevgeniy Lukyanenko launched himself 5.85m last week and currently leads the world’s best list.

Team Australia
2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships

Valencia, Spain
March 7-9, 2008
Craig Mottram VIC (3000m), Steve Hooker VIC (pole vault), Scott Martin VIC (Shot Put), Sally McLellan QLD (60m hurdles and 60m), Tamsyn Lewis VIC (800m), Sean Wroe VIC (400m), Men's 4x400m relay - individuals to be announced shortly

e-track newsletter. February 5, 2008. The latest in athletics in the US and Europe.
(and an interesting interview with Brad Walker)
Allcomers Results - 2/02/2008 SOPAC
Women Open: 1 Huston, Lara 19 HILLS DISTRI 3.20m U18: 1 Bartrim, Amanda 17 GOSFORD ATHL 3.50m, Langridge, Stephanie 17 WESTFIELDS A 3.10m Men Open:1 Lucas, Blake 18 CAMPBELLTOWN 4.80m 2 Jacenko, Alexander 25 SUTHERLAND D 4.20m 3 Fryer, Matthew 20 CAMPBELLTOWN 4.00m 4 Green, David 25 ASICS WESTS 3.90m U18 1 Goessler, Marvin 17 U.T.S. NORTH 3.50m 2 McEntyre, Angus 17 SYDNEY PACIF 2.80m 35+1 Carrero, Phillip 57 BANKSTOWN SP 3.30m 2 Cepak, Mark 49 U.T.S. NORTH 2.00m
Premier League Round 6 PV Results - 
Melbourne, 31 Jan
Female 1  22      DITTON, ROSANNA          BOH  4.20. 2  2272    ADAMS, MELANIE           BOH  4.00 3  2190    HARTIGAN, DAWN           MUU  3.00   4  3505    JAUNCEY, LAUREN          MUU  3.00 5  3555    SHARPLES, JACQUIE        MUU  2.80 6  576     CROSS, BREANNE           BOH  2.80 7  331     FREESTONE, ABBIE         BOH  2.80 8  3303    MARCHANT, REBECCA        ANW  2.80           1 1  94      POCKLINGTON, JOEL        BOH  5.00  2  23      FILSHIE, JAMES           BOH  4.80 3  266     POLLARD, TIM             WEN  4.60 4  2787    SHERRY, CAMERON          BOH  4.00 5  2930    BEWS, MATTHEW            GLG  3.80  6  198     CROSS, BRODIE            BOH  3.60 7  2896    RICKARD, TRAVIS          BWK  3.00
Alana soars to Beijing from Boyd family vault
The Australian - Sydney, Australia
Alana Boyd wins the women's pole vault at the national championships in Brisbane. Picture: Darren England She has never seen TV footage of Ray going over ...
Pole Vault Results 
2008 Australian Championships
Bartrim and Langridge set new SR and PB's at State Under 20 PV Champ's
23 February 2008. Sopac Homebush.
Victorian under-age championships results
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Melbourne University Pole Vault Competition, 20-Feb-08
5.05m for Blake and World Juniors Qualifier performance!! (Good on Cameron too... 4.55m hey!) 
1 Blake Lucas NSW 5.05 pb & WJQ
2 Cameron Sherry Box Hill 4.55
3 Tim Pollard Wendoree 4.25
4 Todd Dawson Ivanhoe 4.10
5 Tim Papas Box Hill 3.95 pb
6 Aaron Page Aths Essendon 3.95 pb
7 Brodie Cross Box Hill 3.65
8 Travis Rickards MUAC 3.05
9 Mathew Bertacco St Kevins 3.05 eq pb
10 Lewis Seccomb Ivanhoe 2.45 pb
1 Rosanna Ditton Box Hill 4.10
2 Melanie Adams Box Hill 3.65
3 Alex Pocklington Box Hill 3.35
4 Rebecca Marchant Nuna 3.05
6 Lauren Jauncy MUAC 3.05
7 Katherine Ianello MUAC 3.05
8 Jacqui Sharpels MUAC 3.05
9 Abbie Freestone Box Hill 3.05 pb
10 Madi Heather Ivanhoe 2.85 eq pb
11 Karina Thompson MUAC 2.85
12 Bre Cross Box Hill 2.85
13 Jaqui Sharples MUAC 2.80
14 Abbie Freestone Box Hill 2.80
15 Hayle Lawrence Box Hill 2.45
16 Jess Layman MUAC 2.05
17 Evelyn Barry MUAC 1.85 pb
Melbourne University Athletics Club
Pole Vault Competitions 2008
2008 Sydney Athletics Grand Prix - 16/02/2008
Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Sydney

Australian Athletics Championships - Timetable

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Steve Hooker vaulted 6 metres today in Perth
27.01.2008, Athletics Australia
Hooker joins exclusive 6.00m vault club
28.01.08, International Association of Athletics Foundation - Monaco
Former world no.1 Steve Hooker has joined the exclusive 6.00m club, clearing the magical barrier in interclub competition in Perth.
Steven Hooker, Top of the world in 2008

The 2006 Commonwealth Games champion and world cup winner was returning to competition after a bout of glandular fever, making the most of the ideal conditions at Perth’s Perry Lakes Stadium to become the third Australian to reach the sought after height.
Hooker, 25, becomes the 15th man to clear the height, and the third Australian behind Dmitri Markov, who jumped 6.05m to win the world title in Edmonton in 2001, and Paul Burgess, who cleared 6.00m at the same location in 2005.
Hooker is the 13th man to achieve the feat outdoors and the first since reigning world champion Brad Walker joined the 6.00m club in July 2006.
“It was my first comp of the year and we were treating it like an extended training session.
“I cleared the opening height of 5.50 on my first attempt and then went to 5.70, 5.80 and 5.90 before having a crack at 6.00m.
“The conditions were perfect and my first attempt was good, but I needed to go up to a bigger pole, on my second I bailed and got it on the third.
He will jump again in Perth next weekend, before heading to Melbourne for the World Athletics Tour meeting on Thursday 21 February and the Australian titles and Olympic selection trials in Brisbane (28 Feb – 1 Mar). He will then fly to Valencia, Spain, for the IAAF World Indoor Championships (7-9 March).

2008 Canberra Athletics Classic  Day 1 - 26/01/2008
Women Pole Vault Open 1, Victoria Parnov, WAIS, 4.10m. 2, Rosanna Ditton, VIC, 4.10m. 3, Yun-Hee Choi, Korea, 4.00m. 4, Melanie Adams, VIC, 4.00m. 
PV Results (Melbourne, East Shield, 22 Jan 2008)
Men: 1  POCKLINGTON, JOEL BOH 5.10 2  FILSHIE, JAMES BOH 5.10 3  SHERRY, CAMERON BOH  4.20 4   DAWSON, TODD IVA  4.20 5   POLLARD, TIM             WEN  4.05 6   CAIN, STEPHEN STK  3.45  7  POOLE, DOMINIC BOH  3.30  8   BOYLEN, CHRISTOPHER      COL  3.15  9   BERTACCO, MATTHEW STK  3.00  10  RISK, PETER RIC   2.55  11  KAMEME, TROY COL  2.10   Women: 1 ADAMS, MELANIE BOH 4.05    PB 

Australian Athletics Results No 1 2008
Compiled by Paul Jenes AA Statistician & ATFS

Allcomers competition- 
19/01/2008 SOPAC Results (rain, rain, rain and more rain)
18/12 Launceston: Inter-Club at St. Leonards: Dwyer 3.40m. -5/1 Brisbane: All-Comers at QEII Women: A. Boyd 4.30m -6/1 Perth: Strive Athletics at Perry Lakes. women: V. Parnov 3.90m, Birtles 3.90m,Tiong 3.70m,E. Parnov 3.60m,Pearce 3.00m -8/1 Ballarat: Shield at Llanberis. Pollard 4.40m -8/1 Melbourne: Shield Competition at Aberfeldie: Hanna 4.84m women: Hill (Gbr) 3.50m,K.Thompson 3.10m -11/1 Adelaide: Inter-Club at Santos. Dobo 4.40m,Giatrakos 4.40m -12/1 Gold Coast: A. Dziubinski 5.00m,Arbuthnot 4.50m,Dickson 4.50m,McCarthy 4.30m,Turner 4.00m  Women Open: 1 Bartrim, Amanda 17 Gos 3.40m U18 1 2681 Driels, Jessie 17 Rbh 3.40m
Men Open: 1 1907 Green, David 25 Asics W 3.80m U18 1 1222 McEntyre, Angus 17 Syd Pac 2.60m 2 2403 Hicking, Jack 13 Ban 2.20m 35+ 1 406 Cepak, Mark 49 UtsN 2.00m
19-Footer For Miles At Vault Summit. by Jon Hendershott.- e-Track newsletter
King's Club Premiership 
- 1/12/2007 Athletics NSW Sydney Olympic Park. (Rainy day)
Women: Open: 1Z Olgyay-Szabo 34 Asics Wests 3.80m U17: 1 1657 S Langridge 16 Westfields A 3.00m Men: Open: 1 C Clegg 23 Hills Distri 4.40m  2 A Jacenko 24 Sutherland D 4.00m 3 1907 D Green 24 Asics Wests 3.80m 4 140 J Crandell 16 Asics Wests 3.20m 5 2790 B Van Balen 16 Asics Wests x2.80m 6 2872 M Barber 21 Hills Distri 2.50m 7 2547 O Holland 18 U.T.S. North 2.20m Masters: 1 1473 P Carrero 56 Bankstown Sp 3.50m sb 2 406 M Cepak 48 U.T.S. North 2.00m U-17: 1 2403 J Hicking 12 Bankstown Sp 2.50m pb
Saturday 10th November 2007. 
NSW and Vic results
LUCAS BREAKS U18 STATE RECORD (ANSW article, 13/11/07)
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Blake Lucas (Campbelltown) set a new NSW U18 Record in the Pole Vault during Round 3 of the Kings Track & Field Club Premiership on the weekend.

Lucas cleared a height of 4.95m to improve the previous mark set by Matt Fryer in 2005 by five centimetres. He followed up his record breaking leap with close attempts at the World Junior Qualifying Standard of 5.05m.

4.50  4.70 4.85 4.95 5.05

A nice performance was also recorded by Zsuzsa Olgyay-Szabo with 3.90m and a foothold in NSW women's PV.

Kings Club Premiership Round 3 - Saturday 10 November. (SOPAC, Homebush)
Open: 1 Olgyay-Szabo, Zsuzsanna 34 Asics Wests 3.90m, 2 Ros, Montserrat 29 Athletics Wo 2.40m Under 17: 1 Bartrim, Amanda 16 Gosford Athl 3.50m, 2 Langridge, Stephanie 16 Westfields A 3.10m Under 20: 1 Huston, Lara 18 Hills Distri 3.20m Men: Open: 1 Lucas, Blake 17 Campbelltown 4.95m, 2 Green, David 24 Asics Wests 3.60m, Under 17: 1 jenner, brad 14 Wes (Westfield) 3.40m, 2 Van Balen, Benn 16 Asics Wests 3.00m, 2 Crandell, John 16 Asics Wests 3.00m, 4 Hicking, Jack 12 Bankstown Sp 2.20m, Under 20: 1 Holland, Oliver 18 Utn (Uts North) 3.40m, 2 McNaughton, Grant 17 Hills Distri 2.60m Masters: 1 Carrero, Phillip 56 Bankstown Sp 3.40m, 2 Jankowski, George 45 Hills Distri 2.60m, 3 Cepak, Mark 48 U.T.S. North 2.00m
Victorian All Schools PV Results (under 14, 15 & 16) Boys, U 14:1 CROSS, BRODIE 94 Mullauna College 3.60m, 2 INGRAM, JACK 94 Uni 2.90m, 3 BERTACCO, MATTHEW 94 St Kevins College 2.70m U 15: 1 BEWS, JED 93 Geelong High School 3.70, 2 SECCOMBE, LEWIS 93 Ivanhoe Grammar 2.00m U 16: 1 PAPAS, TIMOTHY 92 Tri 3.30m, 2 RICKARD, TRAVIS 92 Craigieburn SC 3.00m Girls U 14: 1 LAWRENCE-SIMONS, H 94 Cgg 2.40m, 2 LAYMAN, JESSIE 95 Uni 2.00m U 15: 1 MARCHANT, REBECCA 93 East Doncaster SC 3.20m, 2 POCKLINGTON, ALEXA 93 Car 3.00m, 3 ANSELL, AMY 93 Montmorency SC 3.00m, 4 LICHOUDARIS, SOPHI 93 Olo 2.60m, 5 HEATHER, MADI 93 St Helena SC 2.30m, 6 RIDGE, KAITLYN 93 Fin 2.30m U 16: 1 CUMMINGS, OLIVIA 92 Clonard College 2.50m, 2 BEWS, EMILY 92 Sag 2.30m, 3 ROWLEY, EMILY 92 Westernport SC 2.30m
2nd Nov '07: Message from Andrew Flint - A coach's view
King's Club Premiership - 27/10/2007 - Pole Vault at Campbelltown
Typical change of season head winds dictated a low performance first half of competition with Blake Lucas saving the day. Yet 2nd pb for David Green who, in good old fashion, doesn't care about the wind. The second half nevertheless, was definitely good for beginners with pb's all over. First comp and a good show for Jessie Driels from RBH and Benn Van Balen from Asics Wests. Good to see Zsuzsa Szabo on the trail back too.
Women Open: 1 Zsuzsanna Olgyay-Szabo Asics Wests 3.60m Under 20: 1 Jessie Driels Randwick Bot 2.20m (pb) Men 3.30m start Open: 1 David Green Asics Wests 3.90m (pb) Under 17: 1 Marvin Goessler U.T.S. North 3.30m 2 Brad Jenner Westfields A 3.00m (=pb) 
Under 20:
1 Blake Lucas Campbelltown 4.50m 2 John Crandell Asics Wests 2.80m 3 Benn Van Balen Asics Wests 2.60m (pb)
NSW All Schools 
13th Oct 07, Sopac Homebush.
The day saw a strong performance from Blake Lucas (St Gregory's, Campbelltown ). Lucas jumped an impressive 4.75m in the Pole Vault before moving the bar up to 4.91m, which would have been a NSW U18 Record. Today was not to be the day that the record would fall, but Lucas has it within his sights as he attempts to clear 5.05m to qualify for the World Juniors.
Boys 17yrs: 1 Blake Lucas, 17 SGC 4.75m
Boys 16yrs: 1 Crandell, John 16 HIS 3.00m
Boys 19yrs:
1 Harris, Matthew 18 SMM 3.00m
Girls 16 yrs: 1 Bartrim, Amanda 16 Henry Kendall High 3.50mT, 2 Langridge, Stephanie 16 Westfields S 3.00mT, 3 Norton, Dimity Abbotsleigh 2.60m
Girls 17 yrs: 1 Shaw, Nicola 17 Plc Sydney-CIS 2.50m. Girls 19 yrs: 1 Huston, Lara 18 Westfields S 3.10mT
Introduction To Club Athletics, 
SOPAC, Homebush. Saturday 29/09/2007
Conditions fine and sunny, persistent head wind. 
E&W pole vaulters: Andrew had lots of clearance on his 4.00m jump to set new Club and NSW Masters records. Jack and Janina showed lots of enthusiasm, this being their first ever comp.
Men Open Results: 1- Chris Clegg, Hills 4.20m; 2- Andrew Flint    4.00m    (New BSA club record, new NSW Masters 30-34 record); 3-David Green, Asics Wests 3.80m (1st ever comp!)
Women Pole Vault: 16-19: 1 Bartrim, Amanda W16 Gosford Athl 3.40m; 2 Langridge, Stephanie W16 Westfields A 3.00m
Women Pole Vault 1.80m Open: 16-19: 1 Strauts, Janina W16 Bankstown Sp 2.20m
Men Pole Vault 1.80m Open: U/14: 1 Hicking, Jack 12 Bankstown Sp 1.90m

We've Been Busy POLE VAULTING, how about you?

My apologies folks, but there isn't much happening at this time of the year anyways. But a lot is brewing in athletics in general and PV in particular. In fact will happen soon enough... that's for sure!
Read on, though, 2007/8 promises to be a good season
Just selected:
August 9-14: The 24th World University Games. Bangkok, Thailand:
Charmaine Lucock (QLD) and Jacinta Lynn (VIC)
After a 4 week break and two weeks back, I've been doing:
1) 3Km hill runs, 
2) Power pyramid lifting at the gym (for instance 10 chin-ups with 5kg, 8 x 7.5kg, 6 x 10kg, 4 x 12.5kg and 2 x 15kg. (I want to get to 2 x 22.5kg and 16 body-weight chin-ups by July/August)
3) Bungee vaulting over 4.05m from a 6 step run and a 3.30m grip
This is another PB, not bad at 56! I'm still improving, amazing. It's like somebody reversed the aging process and forgot to tell us. Well, I know this is not really high for some of you... yet.
Australian All Schools Results Day Four (Pole Vault)

Boys Pole Vault Under 18  1, Blake Lucas, NSW, 4.60m. 2, Harry Parkinson, SA, 4.15m. 3, Todd Dawson, VIC, 4.00m. 4, Daniel Bailey, VIC, 3.85m. 5, Mitch Fox, SA, 3.85m. 6, Luke Hallett, QLD, 3.70m.

Boys Pole Vault Under 17  1, Theophilos Toumazos, SA, 4.20m. 2, Brodie Cross, VIC, 3.60m. 3, Zachariah Nelson, VIC, 3.40m. 4, Richard Frayne, SA, 3.40m.

Australian All Schools Results Day Three (Pole Vault)
Girls Pole Vault Under 18: 1, Rachel Birtles, WA, 3.85m. 2, Laura Rudaks, SA, 3.30m. 3, Samantha Mills, SA, 3.00m. 4, Lauren Vaessen, TAS, 2.80m. 5, Caitlin
 Rosewarne, VIC, 2.60m. 6, Elise Schievenin, SA, 2.40m
Boys Pole Vault Under 14: 1, Brodie Cross, VIC, 3.20mM. 2, Matthew Bertacco, VIC, 3.00m. 3, Ben Salmin, WA, 2.90m. 4, Jack Ingram, VIC, 2.80m. 5, James Lee, SA, 2.45m.
Girls Pole Vault Under 17: 1, Amanda Bartrim, NSW, 3.60m. 2, Sally Wilson, SA, 3.35m. 3, Rebecca Marchant, VIC, 3.20m. 3, Emily Zerella, VIC, 3.20m. 5, Alexandra
 Pocklington, VIC, 3.20m. 6, Stephanie Langridge, NSW, 3.05m. 7, Breanne Cross,
 VIC, 2.90m. 8, Dimity Norton, NSW, 2.70m. 8, Lara Dickerson, NSW, 2.70m. 10, Abbie Freestone, VIC, 2.50m. 11, Hannah Williams, VIC, 2.50m.
Girls Pole Vault Under 14: 1, Elizabeth Parnov, WA, 3.40m. 2, Naomi Princi, SA, 2.80m. 3, Dariya Salmin, WA, 2.70m. 4, Haylee Lawrence-Simons, VIC, 2.70m. 5, Jessie Layman, VIC, 2.20m.
Australian All Schools Results Day One (Pole Vault)
Girls Pole Vault Under 16 1, Samantha Mills, SA, 3.00m. 2, Elise Schievenin, SA, 2.85m. 3, Olivia Cummings, VIC, 2.30m! . Boys Pole Vault Under 16 1, Timothy Papas, VIC, 3.80m. 2, Nicholas Kelly, SA, 3.80m. 3, Dale Montgomerie, SA, 3.30m. 4, Zane Priest, SA, 3.30m. 5, Travis Rickards,
 VIC, 3.15m. 6, Ben Panigas, SA, 3.00m. 7, James Fenwick, QLD, 2.80m.
Boys Pole Vault Under 15
  Section 1: 1, Brodie Cross, VIC, 3.70m. 2, Jed Bews, VIC, 3.65m. 3, Brad Jenner, NSW, 3.55m. 4, Dominic Poole, VIC, 3.45m. 5, Brenden Brown, SA, 3.25m. 6, Dimitri Toumazos, SA, 3.15m. 7, Blake Dutton-Pitcher, QLD, 2.85m. 8, Ben Salmin,  WA, 2.85m. 9, Robert Cross, NSW, 2.85m.
Girls Pole Vault Under 15 1, Elizabeth Parnov, WA, 3.40m. 2, Alexandra Pocklington, VIC, 3.40m. 3, Rebecca Marchant, VIC, 3.30m. 4, Amy Ansell, VIC, 2.85m. 4, Madeleine Heather, VIC, 2.85m. 6, Amy Manford, WA, 2.85m. 7, Dariya Salmin, WA, 2.70m. 8, Naomi Princi, SA, 2.70m. 9, Courtney Lloyd, SA, 2.50m.
Stars keep poles in the rack.
5th December 2007, 8:45 WST. Two of Australia’s top pole vaulters, Paul Burgess and Kym Howe, will delay their return to competition and miss the national series track classic at Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday week.
Eastern Region Shield PV (Vic, 1-12-07)

Australian Athletics Results No 29 2007 (Paul Jenes AA Statistician & ATFS)

24/11 Adelaide: Fox 4.20m,Toumazos 4.10m,Simons 4.00m women: Tankosic 3.60m,Samantha Mills 3.10m
24/11 Brisbane: Li 3.00m 
24/11 Geelong: Polizzi 4.00m
24/11 Melbourne: Hanna 4.80m women: Jauncey 3.10m,Hartigan 3.10m
25/11 Perth: Hooker 5.25m women: M.McCoy 3.00m
Melbourne, Vic - Premier league  
Men:1FILSHIE, JAMES BOH  5.10, 2 POCKLINGTON, JOEL BOH  4.95, 10 step pb, 3 HANNA, ANTHONY MUU  4.80 eq pb Women:1DITTON, ROSANNA BOH 4.10, eq 10 step pb; 2 ADAMS, MELANIE BOH  3.95 pb 3  ZERELLA, EMILY BOH 3.20, 4 IANNELLO, KATHERINE MUU  3.00, 5 JAUNCEY, LAUREN MUU  3.00, 6 CROSS, BREANNE BOH  3.00, 7 HARTIGAN, DAWN MUU 3.00
Box Hill PV results, 24/11/07
Women: 1 ADAMS, MELANIE,  BOH,  3.80 eq pb  2 MARCHANT, REBECCA,  ANW,  3.20 eq pb 3ZERELLA, EMILY,  BOH ,  3.05  4, POCKLINGTON, ALEXANDRA, BOH,  3.05 5,  ANSELLE. AMY             INV, 2.90 6 HEATHER, MADELEINE, IVA  2.75 7        LAWRENCE-SIMONS, HAYLEE  BOH  2.60 8 FREESTONE, ABBIE,  BOH  2.45 9 ROSEWARNE, CAITLIN ,  STK 2.45 1 FILSHIE, JAMES BOH  5.00  2 POCKLINGTON, JOEL BOH  4.55      10step  3  DAWSON, TODD IVA  4.25 4 SHERRY, CAMERON BOH    4.10 5 NELSON, ZACHARIAH STK 3.65 6 CROSS, BRODIE BOH    3.65 10step 7 BAINES, SAM OLM 3.50 8  391     BOYLEN, CHRISTOPHER  COL 3.50 pb 9 PAPAS, TIM  BOH   3.35 10 POOLE, DOMINIC BOH 3.35 pb 11 GRANT, SCOTT GLG 3.20 12  3924    EDGAR, PHILIP STK 3.05 13  CAIN, STEPHEN  STK  3.05 14 BERTACCO, MATTHEW STK 2.75 15 MITCHELL, GREG STK 2.75 16 POULTER, JAMES DON 2.60 
Northwest Region Pole Vault (Invitation) 
17th November 2007, Coburg, Vic.
Men: 1. Anthony Hanna, MUAC, Open, 4.60m 2. Neil Joubert, MUAC, Open, 4.60m 3. Travis Rickards, Brunswick, U16, 3.00m (=PB) 4. Jack Ingram, MUAC, U14, 2.60m
Women: 1. Irie Hill, MUAC, Open, 3.20m 2. Dawn Hartigan, MUAC, Open, 3.20m 3. Katherine Ianello, MUAC, Open, 3.00m (PB) 4. Lauren Jauncy, MUAC, Open, 2.80m 5. Jessie Layman, MUAC, U14, 2.10m (=PB) 6. Talia Ryan Atwood, MUAC, u16, 1.95m (PB)
Competition: East Region Shield (invitation pole vault)
Venue: Box Hill, Date: 15-Nov-07
Men: 1 James Filshie 493 Box Hill 2 Joel Pocklington 473 Box Hill 10 3 Cameron Sherry 418 Ivanhoe 4 Brodie Cross 385 pb Box Hill 10 13 5 Tim Papas 310 Box Hill 6 David Featherstone 295 pb Box Hill 7 Mathew Bertacco 280 St Kevins  Women: 1 Melanie Adams 373 Box Hill 2 Alex Pocklington 325 pb Box Hill 10 14 3 Breanne Cross 310 Box Hill 10 16 4 Rebecca Marchant 295 Nuna 10 14 5 Abbie Freestone 265 Box Hill 6 Madi Heather 265 pb Ivanhoe 7 Caitlin Rosewarne 250 St Kevins 8 Hayle Lawrence 250 Box Hill
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Competition: Ballarat Shield
Venue: Ballarat
Date: 3/11/2007
Men: James Filshie 475, Box Hill, 10 steps, Joel Pocklington 475, Box Hill, 8 steps, Cameron Sherry 415, Box Hill. Women: Rosanna Ditton dnq, Box Hill, 10 steps

Australian Pole Vault Results No 25 2007
(Compiled by Paul Jenes  AA Statistician & ATFS)
4-15/9 Riccione, Italy:
World Masters Champs. M40 (3) Arbuthnot 4.40m
20/10 Launceston: Women: Dwyer 3.45m
25/10 Melbourne: Pole Vault at Melbourne University. Women: Hartigan 3.20m
27/28.10 Adelaide: SA All-Schools. U/18 Men: .Fox 4.00m, U/17 Men: Toumazos 4.00m, U/17 Wilson 3.30m
27/10 Melbourne: East Region Shield at Box Hill. Filshie 4.85m,Pocklington 4.40m,Sherry 4.40m Women: Adams 3.75m,Williams 3.30m,Zerella 3.30m,Cross 3.00m

Australian Pole Vault Results No 24 2007
(Compiled by Paul Jenes AA Statistician & ATFS)
20/10 Adelaide: Inter-Club at Santos Stadium: Men: Sims 4.50m,Toumazos 4.00m, Women: Wilson 3.20m
20/10 Melbourne: North West Shield Comp at Coburg: Men: Hanna 4.65m, Women: Macrae (Gbr) 3.45m,Hartigan 3.15m, K.Thompson 3.00m,
PV Results (Eastern Region Shield Competition)
Box Hill, 18 Oct 2007
Men: 1 James Filshie 480 Box Hill 10; 2 Joel Pocklington 435 Box Hill 6; 3 Todd Dawson 390 Ivanhoe; 4 Brodie Cross 360 eq pb Box Hill 8 13
5 Dom Poole 300 Box Hill 8 13; 6 Robin Barclay 270 Box Hill 69; 7 Jim Poulter 240 Box Hill
Women: 1 Rosanna Ditton 405 Box Hill 10; 2 Melanie Adams 345 Box Hill 8; 3 Emily Zerella 315 Box Hill 8 16; 4 Rebecca Marchant 300 pb Nuna 8 14
5 Breanne Cross 300 Box Hill 10 16; 6 Alex Pocklington 285 pb Box Hill 14; 7 Amy Ansell 270 Box Hill 13; 8 Abbie Freestone 255 Box Hill
Australian Athletics Results No 22 2007
Compiled by Paul Jenes AA Statistician & ATFS
22/9 Melbourne: Vault Comp at Melbourne University. Filshie 4.80m,Hanna 4.40m,Sherry 4.00m,Rob Hill 4.00m Women: Ditton 3.80m,Catherine Macrae 3.40m,Hartigan 3.00m,Pocklington 3.00m,Cross 3.00m
22/23.9 Stuttgart, Germany: IAAF World Athletics Final. (3) Hooker 5.81m
24-28/9 Gold Coast: Australian University Games: Boyd 4.60m
30/9 Yokohama, Japan: Super Meet. Women: (1) V.Parnov 4.00m
Melbourne Uni Winter Warm Up Pole Vault Comp - 22 Sept 07
 Conditions - light winds, sunny, 21 degrees.
1. James Filshie, Box Hill, Open, 4.80m
2. Anthony Hanna, MUAC, Open, 4.40m (8 step pb)
3. Cameron Sherry, Box Hill, Open, 4.40m
4. Rob Hill, Chilwell, Open, 4.00m
5. Grant Bewes, Chilwell, Open, 3.40m
6. Brodie Cross, Box Hill, u14, 3.60m
7. Robin Barclay, Box Hill, Open, 2.80m
8. Travis Rickard, Brunswick, u16m, 2.80m (PB)
9. Jim Poulter, Doncaster, Open, 2.60m
10. Jack Ingram, MUAC, u14, 2.60m
11. Ryan Hill, Chilwell, age 6, 1.40m
1. Rosanna Ditton, Box Hill, Open, 3.80m
2. Catherine Macrae, MUAC, Open, 3.40m
3. Dawn Hartigan, MUAC, Open, 3.00m
4. Alex Pocklington, Box Hill, 3.00m
5. Breanne Cross, Box Hill, 3.00m
6. Lauren Jauncy, MUAC, Open, 2.80m
7. Rebecca Marchant, Box Hill, 2.80m
8.= Jacquie Sharples, MUAC, Open, 2.40m
8.= Hannah Williams, Chilwell, u16, 2.40m
9. Louise Merrington, MUAC, Open, 2.40m
10. Abbie Freestone, Box Hill, 2.40m
11. Jessie Layman, MUAC, u14, 1.80m
12. Tali Ryna-Alwood, MUAC, u16, 1.80m

Roll on the season!

Kim Howe qualifies for final on Tuesday28th
26/08/07.- Australian record holder Kym Howe has qualified for the women's pole vault final after clearing the required 4.55m on her second attempt.


Australian Athletics Results No 19 2007

Compiled by Paul Jenes, AA Statistician & ATFS
Email Paul here    Mob: 0414 563 316
25/7  Monaco: Herculis IAAF Super GP.(2) Hooker 5.87m
27/7 Jockgrim, Germany: PV(1) Hooker 5.81m, women: Parnov no hgt
28/7 Melbourne: Winter Competition 2. Filshie 4.60m, women: Ditton 3.50m, Adams 3.50m
29/7    Birmingham, UK:
British Masters. M45(1) M. Spivey 4.00m
1/8    Goteborg, Sweden: Folksam GP.
(1) Hooker 5.70m
11/8    Gold Coast: Winter Series.! 
A.Dziubinski 5.00m, Thompson 4.60m, Arbuthnot 4.60m women:  A.Boyd 4.20
11/8    Melbourne: Winter Pole Vault Meet at Box Hill. Filshie 4.30m, women: Ditton 3.70m, Carre 3.15m, Williams 3.05m
17/8    Gold Coast: Winter Series. A.Dziubinski 5.00m, Arbuthnot 4.40m, Scott McLaren (Nzl) 4.20m,women:  A.Boyd 4.20m, Weleczko 3.00m
18/8    Melbourne: Winter Pole Vault meet at Box Hill. Filshie 4.50m, women: PV. Adams 3.55m, Carre 3.25m, Alexandra Pocklington 3.10m
Age no barrier to Parnov

Article from: Herald Sun

Scott Gullan
August 07, 2007 12:00am
VICKY Parnov, niece of Olympic pole vault silver medallist Tatiana Grigorieva, will become the youngest Australian athlete to compete at a world championships.

Rising star: teenage pole vaulter Vicky Parnov will compete for Australia 
in Osaka. Picture: AP

The 16-year-old Perth schoolgirl, who last month won gold in the pole vault at the world youth championships, was yesterday added to the Australian team for the world titles that begin in Osaka, Japan, on August 25.
Parnov has returned home after a European season in which she broke her national under-18 and under-20 record by clearing 4.40m in Saulheim, Germany, in June.
Coached by her father, Alex, who also tutors world No. 1 men's vaulter Steve Hooker and Paul Burgess, Parnov already has vast international experience.
In 2005 she was fourth at the world youth titles in Marrakesh, Morocco, and last year finished sixth at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and then won the bronze medal at the world junior championships in Beijing.
Grigorieva competed three times at world title level, with her best result a bronze medal at the 1999 titles. Parnov's grandmother, Natalya Pechonkina, was the 1968 Olympic 400m bronze medallist.
Vicky has produced several B-qualifiers and is one of the country's most promising athletes, according to Athletics Australia chairman of selectors, Peter Fitzgerald.
"Her two best performances have come in Europe this year, one of them to win the world youth championships," Fitzgerald said.
Parnov – at 16 years and 305 days – succeeds fellow Osaka team member Sally McClellan as the youngest Australian athlete to compete at a world titles. McClellan, who will run in the 100m, 100m hurdles and 4 x 100m relay in Japan, was 16 years 339 days on the opening day of the 2003 world championships in Paris.
Australia will have three representatives in the women's pole vault with Parnov joining training partner Kym Howe and Queenslander Alana Boyd.

Hey Masters, read this... for those that can't forget.
Age is not a barrier
Macarthur Advertiser - Sydney, NSW, Australia
''There's a start list of 39 in the pole vault and 36 starters in the decathlon. ''I aim to finish in the top quarter and get 6000 points in the decathlon. ...
Byrne satisfies urge to compete, stays fit through pole vaulting
The Journal News / Lohud.com - Westchester, NY, USA
By ANDREW GROSS Gerry Byrne still competes in the pole vault, 30 years after taking a silver in the first Empire State Games. It's just that his motivation ...
Another podium finish for Steve Hooker
25 JUL 2007, 
Herculis Stadium Louis II, Monaco
1   Ecker Danny GER 5.87
2   Hooker Steven AUS 5.87
3   Mesnil Romain FRA 5.82
4   Walker Brad USA 5.77
Box Hill Athletics Club & The Whitehorse Pole Vault Club. 
Coming Comps:
Saturday August 11th Saturday August 18th


Start Time

Entry will be $5 per event per athlete.
For further details and to confirm entry:
Mark Stewart: 0419 514 521 or
Competitions to be held at the Box Hill track (Barwon St, Box Hill).

Pole Vault (3.80m+)

1.00 pm

Pole Vault (3.00m+)

2.15 pm

Pole Vault (1.80m+)

3.30 pm

MUAC Melbourne, Winter Warm Up Round 1 Results. 
30th June 07
Pos. Name Club Height Age Steps
1 James Filshie Box Hill 4.10 Open 6
2 Brodie Cross Box Hill 3.00 U15 6
3 Jack Ingram MUAC 2.50 u14 6
4 Travis Rickards MUAC 2.30 U16 6

Pos Name Club Height Age Steps
1 Rosanna Ditton Box Hill 3.50 Open 4
2 Melanie Adams Box Hill 3.30 u20 6
3 Rebecca Marchant Box Hill 2.90 u15 6
4 Jacqui Williams Box Hill 2.70 u20 6
5 Alex Pocklington Box Hill 2.10 u15 6
6= Olivia Milnes Box Hill 2.50 u17 6
6= Lauren Jauncy MUAC 2.50 Open 6
6= Karina Thompson MUAC 2.50 u23 6
9= Jaqui Sharples MUAC 2.50 Open 6
9= Breanne Cross Box Hill 2.50 u16 6
11 Louise Merrington MUAC 2.10 u23 6
12 Jessie Layman MUAC 1.90 u14 6

Aussie pre-dep qualifiers for World Youth hopefuls: on track
- Aussie pole vaulters on right track before World Youth Championship-

10/Jun/07. Coach Alex Parnov from Perth, WA said:
We have done our pre-departure comp last night as well
Vicky Parnov, WA '06

Rachel Birtles (22.05.1990) = 400 (pb)
Vicky Parnov (24.10.1990) = 430


380m 390m 400m 405m 410m 420m 430m 435m


xxo xo xxo xxx        


p p xo p xo o o xxx

Looks like Aussie pole vaulters on right track before World Youth Championship.

04/Jun/07. Coach Craig Shulstad from Sydney, NSW says Blake Lucas cleared his pre departure
Blake Lucas, NSW 07

 standard of 4.60m on his first attempt at his opening height. He then took 2 attempts at pb height of 4.80 but was very cold and looked tired.
Results:  4.30m 4.50m 4.60m 4.80m
Blake Lucas   o xx
Matt Fryer xo xxx    

5th IAAF World Athletics Final - Stuttgart (GER)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Official Result - Women - Pole Vault Official Result - Men - Pole Vault
Pos Bib Athlete Nat Mark  
1 108 Isinbaeva Yelena RUS 4.87 (CR)
2 95 Pyrek Monika POL 4.82 (PB)
3 104 Feofanova Svetlana RUS 4.82 (SB)
4 111 Polnova Tatyana RUS 4.67  
5 106 Golubchikova Yuliya RUS 4.60  
6 32 Badurová Katerina CZE 4.60  
7 61 Spiegelburg Silke GER 4.60 (PB)
8 46 Boslak Vanessa FRA 4.60  
Pos Bib Athletes Mark
1 149 Brad WALKER USA 5.91
2 50 Bjorn OTTO GER 5.86
3 11 Steven HOOKER AUS 5.81
4 46 Danny ECKER GER 5.81
5 122 Denys YURCHENKO UKR 5.70
6 129 Jeff HARTWIG USA 5.70
7 49 Tim LOBINGER GER 5.60
8 106 Igor PAVLOV RUS 5.60
Isinbaeva, Richards Share Jackpot
Sept 18, 2007, Kommersant. Pole vault star, Elena Isinbaeva of Russia shared the $1-million jackpot with the U.S. runner Sanya Richards once they prevailed in all six meetings of this season’s Golden League.

Elena Isinbayeva at the winners ceremony
ISTAF G L, Berlin Sept 16, 2007.

Despite that winning the Golden League jackpot of $1 million calls for dominance in all six meetings of respective events, the prize has never remained without a holder in all years of existence. This year proved no exception, the more so that the first winner could be named once IAAF finally added pole vault to the competitions. By this move, IAAF actually turned into a sponsor for Olympics champ and world record breaker Elena Isinbaeva of Russia. In return, it got full stands secured by the most popular Russian, who has been unconquerable in the past three years.

Predictably, Isinbaeva prevailed in all six meetings of Golden League, dominating in Oslo, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Brussels and Berlin. By winning the Golden League, she repeated the achievement of triple jumper Tatiana Lebedeva. Until recently, Lebedeva had been the sole athlete of Russia with the Golden League jackpot. The only question was whether Elena would take the whole amount like Lebedeva or share it with anyone.

US Brad Walker takes PV title at Osaka.  (By the skin of his teeth, but that's the way it goes.)
Osaka, Saturday 1st September.- Here's how it happened...
21:06 : Walker gets the first clearance at 5.86m in the pole vault. Misses for Ecker, Lukyanenko, and Hooker - Hooker's first miss. 21:13 : Ecker has chosen to pass his remaining attempts up to 5.91m in the pole vault. Walker remains the only clearance so far at 5.86m. 21:18 : Walker remains the only clearance at 5.86m in the pole vault, though we're on second attempts now. Averbukh, Ecker and Otto have passed, of course, so they'll continue as well. 21:20 : Mesnil has a clearance on his second attempt at 5.86m. Lukyanenko, Pavlov and Lobinger will try again. Hooker will risk taking his remaining attempt at 5.91m. 21:25 : Pavlov is out as well. Lobinger will be the last to vault at 5.86m. No clearance for Lobinger. We're down to six vaulters at 5.91m. 21:30 : Hooker's up for his last attempt at 5.91m in the pole vault. 21:31 : Hooker cleared his first two heights, 5.51 and 5.76, on his first attempt, but he can't do it here. We are down to five. 21:36 : Misses for everyone at 5.91m in the pole vault. Ecker only gets one more attempt; Averbukh, Walker, Mesnil and Otto get two. 21:41 : Ecker is done in the pole vault. 21:44 : It's two misses for everyone in the pole vault at 5.91m. If nobody makes their third attempts, Walker wins. 21:46 : Averbukh missed his third attempt. It's on Walker now, then Mesnil and Otto. 21:49 : Mesnil is out. Otto has the last jump at 5.91m, gold if he makes it. 21:50 : Otto misses. The vault is over, and Brad Walker has the gold on the strength of his first-attempt clearance at 5.86m. Mesnil, who cleared on his second try, will take silver. Ecker gets third at 5.81m.
Athlete 5.51 5.66 5.76 5.81 5.86 5.91
Brad Walker O O X- O O XXX
Romain Mesnil - XO - O XO XXX
Danny Ecker O O - O X- XX
Igor Pavlov XO O X- O XXX
Björn Otto O O - XO - XXX
Yevgeny Lukyanenko XO O O XO XXX
Aleksandr Averbukh - O - XXO - XXX
Tim Lobinger O O XO XXO XXX
Steven Hooker O - O - XX- X
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Steve Hooker is through to the pole vault final with 5.70m

Looks can be deceiving - ‘It’s not as easy as it looks,’ Isinbayeva insists
Tuesday, 28 August 2007

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There were betting odds of 1-100 (ie bet $100 to win one) against her losing. In reality, on a scale of one to 1000, this would have been infinity, the biggest shock, not just of these championships, but in athletics history. Olympic, World and European champion (both indoors and out), holder of 20 world records, the only woman over five metres, it would have required a major shift in the ‘chi’ of the universe, a rent in the fabric of time/space, for Isinbayeva to have lost. Or a response as esoteric as the opinion of former Liverpool FC manager, Bill Shankly who, when asked if football was a matter of life or death, replied, “It’s more important than that.”
“The crowd was excellent, especially on my second and third attempts (much closer than her first). I love my fans here. They named me a World Record Artiste,
and lots of 13 to 15 year old girls came to meet me, and asked me, ‘What can I do to be good in Pole Vault?”. (that's what it's all about)
sorry, if you hadn't noticed, Yelena won with 4.80m... yep, no arguments.

Pos Bib Athletes Mark
1 811 Yelena ISINBAEVA RUS 4.55 Q
1 831 Tatyana POLNOVA RUS 4.55 Q
1 751 Monika PYREK POL 4.55 Q
4 217 Kym HOWE AUS 4.55 Q
5 432 Vanessa BOSLAK FRA 4.55 Q
6 508 Silke SPIEGELBURG GER 4.55 Q
Pos Bib Athletes Mark
1 1002 Jennifer STUCZYNSKI USA 4.55 Q
2 374 Katerina BADUROVÁ CZE 4.55 Q
3 807 Yuliya GOLUBCHIKOVA RUS 4.55 Q
4 805 Svetlana FEOFANOVA RUS 4.55 Q
5 286 Fabiana MURER BRA 4.55 Q
6 752 Anna ROGOWSKA POL 4.55 Q

Yelena aiming to break own mark
New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia
TOKYO: Olympic and world pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva said on Monday she was determined to break her own two-year-old world record at the World ...

Vault from the blue
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NUMERO UNO: Ranked No.1 in the world, pole vaulter Steve Hooker is chasing Sergey Bubka's world record of 6.14 metres and a gold medal in Beijing. ...
Parnov steers young guns to new heights
August 19, 2007
ALEX Parnov was dumped from the Russian athletics team in 1983 for a young punk with potential. Parnov since has become a coaching phenomenon in Australia and two of his charges, world No. 1 Scott Hooker and No. 2 Paul Burgess, are gunning
Just another small leap for womankind
Brisbane Times - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
They are doing absolutely amazing, and they are going to keep on getting better. "Alex is doing an amazing job. I would clearly say he's the best pole vault ...
Vaulter rose above his fear of flying
Jenny McAsey | August 16, 2007
STEVE HOOKER would stand on the pole vault runway and shed tears of frustration. He would abuse himself and throw poles.
Finally, he would steel himself and sprint towards the bar perched more than five metres - or nearly

Living the good life: Ex-Belpre pole vaulter Bob Holdren turns 90
Marietta Times - Marietta, OH, USA
He said 'Well I understand you're doing pretty well in the pole vault.' "I said 'I've been pretty lucky I've been against the freshman, I'm not in varsity. ...

Norwich Union Super Grand Prix - London (CP) (GBR)
Friday, August 03, 2007
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Yelena Isinbayeva 2007.
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archival w/c paper.
(Drawing by Phil Carrero)
 Isinbaeva Yelena RUS 4.82   20
 Feofanova Svetlana RUS 4.76   16
 Stuczynski Jennifer USA 4.70   14
 Golubchikova Yuliya RUS 4.70   12
 Badurová Katerina CZE 4.60   9
 Gao Shuying CHN 4.60   9

opened at 4.60m, clearing it on her first attempt and then easily cleared 4.80m. Spectators expected her to attack 5.02 – the new World record mark – but Isinbayeva instead asked for the bar to be set at a world-leading 4.95m. Unfortunately all three attempts were unsuccessful. Isinbayeva explained that on the eve of the meeting she was feeling slightly ill, and that although she felt fine during the competition, she wasn't quite at her best.

Isinbayeva bemoans lack of competition

Hooker to extend his grip on vault to Osaka
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BEFORE pole vaulter Steve Hooker left for Europe, he took a calculated risk. He adjusted his grip and tinkered with his run-up, and the gambles have paid ...
Hooker wins another pole vault title
The West Australian - Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Steve Hooker is heading home primed for world championship success after soaring to his fourth pole vault title in Europe in a month. ...
Locals shine at National Junior Olympics
Chicago Tribune - United States
Recent Marian Catholic graduate Melissa Gergel, the Class AA girls state pole vault champ, broke the meet record in the young women's (17-18) pole vault, ...
German's Announces 69 strong team for Osaka
European Athletics - Lausanne,Switzerland
The men are also fielding a strong team with European Indoor Pole Vault Champion Danny Ecker, World Bronze Pole Vault medallist Tim Lobinger, ...
IV athletes compete in Junior Olympics
New Philadelphia Times Reporter - New Philadelphia,OH,USA
Tyler Beckley finished 16th in the pole vault in the intermediate boys' division (ages 15-16). He posted a vault of 11 feet, 103 4 inches. ...
Murer wins tying gold for Brazil in pole vault at Pan Ams
International Herald Tribune - France
AP RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Fabiana Murer shattered the Pan American Games pole vault record by 20 centimeters on Monday and helped Brazil tie its record 29 ...
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Woodie's DIY Senior Championships
Athletics Association of Ireland - Dublin,Ireland
On Sunday, just before the rains came, we were treated to a superb contest in the men's pole vault, described by some commentators as without doubt the best ...
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Ecker takes German title and ticket to Osaka
International Association of Athletics Foundation - Monaco
On the day after his 30th birthday he took the Pole Vault at the German Championships in Erfurt with 5.70m and thus gained one of the two tickets at stake ...
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ATHLETICS: Gibson vaults to one of Wiltshire's golds Sport in Brief
This is Wiltshire.co.uk - Swindon, England, UK
Grittleton House student Tom Gibson showed he could handle the pressure of being an outstanding favourite by winning the junior boys' pole vault held in ...
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Pole Vault: 1 P Prokopenko (Russia) 5.75m; 7 S Lewis (Newham & Essex Beagles) 5.55. Long Jump: M Rosiak (Poland) 7.94m. Triple Jump: G White (Cardiff) ...
Isinbayeva ready for competition in Rome Jana burns in Rome to grab gold
HULIQ - Hickory, NC, USA
The Russian pole vault world record-holder will go up against Jennifer Stuczynski for the first time since the American cleared 4.88 meters on June 2
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Of the other Australians, Kym Howe cleared 4.50m for equal sixth place in the pole vault

16.07.2007, Hooker and Rawlinson winners at British Grand Prix
Jana Rawlinson
made it back-to-back victories, Steve Hooker returned to the winners list

Kym Howe wins at Madrid
26º Meeting de Atletismo Madrid 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
No Yelena, no Jennifer, no difference for Kym... With characteristic drive and steady performances over 4.62m this season, tonight's win scored very well against the very best from Europe and the US.
The absence of the two top girls in the world this year only highlighted the fact that there is good depth in the 4.40m to 4.70m range. This is a nice precedent for Kym to work from towards Osaka.
 Howe Kym AUS 4.62   10
 Feofanova Svetlana RUS 4.62   8
 Johnson Chelsea USA 4.57   6.5
 Polnova Tatyana RUS 4.57   6.5
 Badurová Katerina CZE 4.57   5
 Boslak Vanessa FRA 4.52   4
 Golubchikova Yuliya RUS 4.42   3
 Hamácková-Rybova Pavla CZE 4.42   1
 O'Hara Tracy USA 4.42   1
Parnov strikes gold in Ostrava

Kym Howe speaks on HFL

15.07.2007. Western Australia's Vicky Parnov has been crowned World Youth pole vault champion in Ostrava overnight.
Having set a World Youth best of 4.40m in Saulheim...
12.07.2007. Fresh from some very promising recent efforts which included a 4.65m leap in Saulheim, Kym speaks to host Tony Schibeci about her road to August's World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
Athletics Championships open Tuesday
Jerusalem Post - Israel
By ALLON SINAI The men's high jump and pole vault competitions will once again be at the center of the Israeli Athletics Championships, which get underway ...
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Sport in Brief
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Pole vault: 1 S Hooker (Australia) 5.85. Discus: 1 A Virgilijus (Lithuania) 70.43m. Women, 100m Race 1: 1 B Glenn (US) 11.19; 7 J Kwakye (GB) 11.47. ...
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Wiley vaults ahead to new challenge in Alabama
Coos Bay World - Coos Bay, OR, USA
"I wanted to go somewhere where I (knew I) could pole vault," she said. She described Jacksonville State as having an emerging program in women's track and ...
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Athens Grand Prix -  Athína (Olympic Stadium) (GRE) Monday, July 02, 2007
Last Updated: 20:16:57 CET 02/07/2007
Official Result Men - Pole Vault
Pos   Athlete Nat Mark   Pts
 Hooker Steven AUS 5.85   10
 Pavlov Igor RUS 5.80   8
 Walker Brad USA 5.75   7
 Hartwig Jeff USA 5.70   6
 Börgeling Lars GER 5.70   5
 Gibilisco Giuseppe ITA 5.70   4
 Lobinger Tim GER 5.70   3
 Otto Björn GER 5.65   2
2007 World Athletics Tour Standings
(Before World Athletics Final)
Updated after Athína (Olympic Stadium) (GRE) - Monday, July 02, 2007
Pole Vault - Men
Pos  Athlete Nat Meets Pts
Hartwig Jeff USA 4 30
Walker Brad USA 4 28.5
Lobinger Tim GER 4 21
Sawano Daichi JPN 3 20.5
Hooker Steven AUS 2 20

Loughborough now in pole position for Scott
30 Jun 07, Wales - United Kingdom
"Based on this and his love and knowledge of the sport generally and the pole vault specifically, I asked him to become a senior academy coach for our pole ...
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Baldwin ties record at 18 feet
Aurora News Register - Aurora, NE, USA
Husker pole vault standout Gabe Baldwin took the A'ROR'N Days crowd to new heights Saturday clearing a season-best 18 feet and barely nudging the bar off on ...
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Pole vault prodigy makes quick leap
Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield, MA, USA
"I think it's made me mentally tougher," said Stuczynski, who won the pole vault yesterday at the US Track & Field Championships as the defending champion. ...
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No doubt we have a new kid on the block now, right? ... does that mean we have a competition in our hands? 
We hope so. Nothing personal, but let's be honest. Sergei went up one centimetre at a time because he had no competition right? regardless of the prize on offer. The men's WR would likely be much higher otherwise. Yelena's plans are no different and we understand why, but... for the sake of pole vaulting no matter who, no matter where, no matter when or how, isn't it much better to have competition? 
We think so. No love lost. We mere mortals will support old and new alike. The pole vault bug is busy at work getting unawares hooked on the third jump. (Well, I don't remember exactly which jump it was)
My, will this will be a good year or what?
To Jenn, Yelena, Brad, Steven, Budgie, the host that follows you and any others that yearn to pole vault alike, best of luck ... yours truly.

Lobinger looks to the skies
European Athletics - Lausanne, Switzerland
Lobinger, now 34, remembers his Cup appearance a decade ago very well, not least as the pole vault was actually staged indoors due to constant rain which ...
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Stuczynski rockets to success, American record in women's vault
Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Fort Wayne, IN, USA
After using up her basketball eligibility, she worked on her master's degree in child psychology and was persuaded to try the pole vault. ...
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McEwen makes US team in pole vault, Williams falls just short
OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, USA
Nicole McEwen, who competed for Newport High School and the University of Oregon, overcame wet conditions to place second in the pole vault in the USA Track ...
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Pole vault star's new leap
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
However Australia's pole vault star recently realised it wasn't the case, so he dramatically changed his life both on and off the track. ...
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Weekend Round-Up
Athletics Weekly - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
Clearing 5.40m, Steve Lewis equalled his 2007 best in the men's pole vault for sixth place, behind Bulgaria's Spas Bukhalov (5.70m), who was the surprise ...
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Pole vaulter Gibilisco in doping hearing
Guardian Unlimited - UK
ROME, June 18 (Reuters) - Former pole-vault world champion Giuseppe Gibilisco has been called to appear before the anti-doping wing of the Italian Olympic ...
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O'Neill closes in on 16m mark
Wales - United Kingdom
The UK's current leader in the pole vault, Emma Lyons, returned from injury to post a satisfying 3.95m for fourth while Rachel Gibbens also continued her ...
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Isinbayeva banks on new technique
The Statesman - Kolkata, India
OSLO, June 15: World and Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva is ready to press for a Golden League jackpot and world gold courtesy of a new ...
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Jodon vaulting to better heights
Uniontown Herald Standard - Uniontown, PA, USA
... his state pole vault record being eclipsed this spring when Hatboro-Horsham's Joe Berry vaulted 16-3 after a rain delay to win the Class AAA gold medal. ...
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WOW, Jenn just vaulted 16 feet... that's 4.877 meters. Nice vaulting!
4/6/07. Another US women's record!
Read the following article though... did anybody notice?
Vaulter Gives Up College but Quickly Learns to Excel
New York Times - New York, NY, USA
Suhr, whose specialty then, as now, was the pole vault, saw Stuczynski hold her own in a game against men, took note of her long-limbed and lithe frame, ...

Last night at the Reebok Grand Prix on Randalls Island, Stuczynski showed everybody, becoming the first American woman to vault 16 feet despite a persistent crosswind that seemed to vex the other vaulters, many of whom left the pit glaring at the dancing ribbons that served as their wind gauge.
After clearing 14-7 and 15-3 on her first attempts to seal the victory, Stuczynski took three stabs at 16 feet, building the drama with each near miss until she cleared the bar on her final try to eclipse by one and a half inches the American record she set last month in Los Angeles.
The only woman who has vaulted higher is the Russian Yelena Isinbayeva, who holds the world record, 16-5 ¼. Stuczynski then tried to vault over Isinbayeva. The bar was raised to 16-6, and she came tantalizingly close to clearing it on the second of her three attempts.
“I’m really excited,” Stuczynski said, adding, “I wanted to be the first American to clear 16 feet because everybody remembers the first.”

How about a bit of US pole vault spice during the Aussie off-season?
Notes: US pole vaulter wastes no time. New US Women's Record: 4.826 m!
USA Today - USA
Jenn Stuczynski's career path in the pole vault has mimicked one of her attempts -- straight up in a hurry. A pole vaulter for barely three years, ...
Creek's Curran qualifies for state meet
Midland Daily News - Midland,MI,USA
Bullock Creek hasn't fielded a pole vault team since 2002. But early this season, Curran expressed interest in resuming a vaulting career that began when ...
Hollis repeats as NAIA national pole vault champ
Rockford Register Star - Rockford,IL,USA
By Jay Taft. Hollis' winning effort broke a Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) track record that he had set last year while winning the event. ...
Inks gearing for pole vault title attempt
Union Democrat - Sonora,CA,USA
1 qualifying vault of 17-6 for Los Gatos. While 18 inches may seem a big gap, "pole vaulting competition," says Oliver, "can be crazy. ...
Two Griffins vault to state medals
KC Community News - Overland Park,KS,USA
JEFFERSON CITY: For the third straight year, Winnetonka senior Nichole Manning earned all-state honors in the pole vault. Placing fifth, however, was hardly ...
Purgolders pole vaulters' program on upswing
The Capital Times - Madison,WI,USA
After growing up and watching his sister compete in the pole vault, Moser said he thought it looked like something that would be easy to do. ...
Cockrell vaults way into state meet
Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe,OH,USA
"In the beginning you really couldn't tell I was going to be good at pole vault. I started out at 7-6 and I was stuck on it forever," she said. ...
Their Broadway debut
Fauquier Times-Democrat - Fauquier,VA,USA
Having already qualified for states in the pole vault, Cheek approached regionals like a tuneup, but still managed to medal. She cleared 8-6, ...
On the edge: A Q&A with Vista pole vaulter Griffin Simmons
North County Times - Escondido,CA,USA
A: We like to hang out inside the shed where you (shed) the (pole vault) pits. We hang out in the back of that place all the time. ...
Bermudian Springs' Baker earns two medals, hopes for third today
The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA
She sailed 10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault before missing three times at 11-0, which would have been a personal best. ...
Western Oregon's Udell Snags All-American Medal in Pole Vault
Salem-News.Com - OR,USA
CHARLOTTE, NC - Western Oregon sophomore Zeb Udell placed fifth in the pole vault at the NCAA Division II national championships Saturday, ...
Plainfield Pole Vault City
Joliet Herald News - Joliet,IL,USA
His sons have helped turn Plainfield into Pole Vault City. Jake won the state championship while at South. He later went on to attend Alabama. ...
Seneca's Juricic takes 3rd in pole vault
Joliet Herald News - Joliet,IL,USA
Juricic, now a senior, tied his personal-best with a jump of 14-3 in the pole vault. He also tied for third place and topped area finishers on a day when ...