We are proud of our young vaulters for their accomplishments this past weekend. On the girls side Alana Bell (8th grade) won with a jump of 9’6″. We had the privilege of working with Alana all last summer, and over the past winter and spring, she’s worked with her dad. On the boys side we had 2 boys, Tyler (8th Grade) and Peyton McQuinn (6th Grade), that place 3rd and 13th respectively, with 8’6″ and 7’0″. Tyler and Peyton were able to work with Dad/Hamilton Heights/Pole Vault Elite coach Mason McQuinn over the spring, and with some more time and consistency we expect these two will have a bright future.
We’d like to congratulate all of our members this summer and give a special congrats to all of those that have PR’d. Many have jumped at new PR’s this summer, just barely missing. We have a couple meets left to get that new best.
June 24 (Out Vault The Summer)
Peyton McQuinn – 6’0″
Brianna Spencer – 6’0″
Tyler McQuinn – 6’9″
LE Lee – 8’3″
Alana Bell – 8’6″
Brandon McQuinn – 13’3″
July 1 (Kokomo)
Brandon McQuinn – 13’6″
Kennedy Drish – 12’6″
July 13 (Beach Vault)
LE Lee – 8’6″
July 29 (Hotdog Vault)
Peyton McQuinn – 6’6″
August 5 (State Fair)
Tyler McQuinn – 7’6″
Alana Bell – 9’0″
Sam Meyers – 9’6″
Josh Brandon – 11’0″
Bryce Ramsey – 12’6″
August 12 (Fun In the Sun)
Ayris Gilbertson – 8’6″
Aakash Jariwala – 9’6″
Kayla Hill – 10’9″
Isaiah Kunzer – 12’6″
August 19 (Cave Vault)
Alana Bell – 9’4.25″ (2.85 meters)
Daniel Walters – 12’5.5″ (3.80 meters)
*If I’ve left you off, have a wrong height, missed a meet, please let me know and I’ll update it.
On July 22nd Pole Vault Elite will host a Member Appreciation day. Please RSVP HERE by July 19hish if you are coming. This year is 10 years since club was envisioned. In the summer of 2007, we started coaching kids from around the state wherever we could find an open pit. In 2008, club was given the name “Pole Vault Elite”. Over the past 10 years we’ve been blessed to have 30 unique state qualifiers representing 10 different schools 39 different times, and accumulating 13 medals including 2 state runner-ups and the last 2 girls state champions. In the last 3 years, we’ve taken 14.8% of the medals for pole vault at the state meet; and in that same time have produced eight (8) of our 11 total New Balance Outdoor National Qualifiers. It’s been a blessing to work with so many amazing kids from around the state!
We’d like to give back to you all and offer a day of appreciation in celebration of the last 10 years.
Free, in fact, you will come away with at least one door prize (see list of prizes below), so you could profit from the event. We do ask that each party attending bring a side dish to pitch in. You can RSVP HERE so that we can get a count out of the number of people attending.
All current members, alumni, members, family, friends, siblings, pets and live in aliens (ALF — or ET).
TIME and LOCATION
Time: 1pm – 5pm(subject to change based on weather)
Location: 2017 Club Facility (not at Joe’s) – Address provided on the RSVP Form (rsvp by July 19th)
POLE VAULTING AND GAMES
Pits will be opened to all alumni, members, family, friends, siblings, pets, and live in aliens (ALF). Anyone can attempt to pole vault this day. (Minors must have a waiver signed by parent or legal guardian in order to participate — they cannot be signed by “a friends parent”).
Bags (corn hole), Bocce Ball, Ladder Ball, etc will be available if you’d like to challenge others to a non-pole vault competition.
We will provide the main dish (typical cook out meats – burgers, dogs, brats, etc…) and dessert, you provide the sides. So that we can get a head count to send out so you know how many to feed, please RSVP by July 19th.
Everyone in attendance will receive a door prize!
Door Prizes include (but are not limited to):
- Voucher for Massage(s)
- Pole Vault Elite Apparel
- Voucher for 60 inch square T-shirt quilt (you provide the T-shirts)
- Miscellaneous Home Decor (Some Pole Vault Related of course) made by T-shirt Quilts and More
- Voucher for 4 punch pass (value can be applied to monthly pass) w/ Pole Vault Elite
STORAGE DECORATION (exterior)
We will provide the paint, you will provide the creativity. We’ll have a few members in charge of the process but all can join in and create the storage containers unique design.
Our first away meet was just as fun and exciting as our June 24 home meet. Unfortunately we didn’t have as many PR’s this weekend, but still had a blast. A huge thanks to Bill, Randy, and all their staff for putting this event on! Full results and pictures are linked off of the 2017 completed meets page (direct link posted below).
Alana Bell won the girls Grade School Competition with an 8’0″ jump.
Dillon Richard placed 3rd in the HS boys competition, jumping 14’6″.
Taylor Pierce was our HS girls runner up with 11’6″
Kennedy Drish was able to win that event with a leap of 12’6″.
New and Attempted PR’s from this meet
|Brandon McQuinn||13’6”||New PR (old PR 13’3″ last week)|
|Kennedy Drish||12’6”||New PR (old PR 12’0″ @ state meet)|
|Peyton McQuinn||6’0″||Ties PR – Jumped at New PR (6’6″)|
|Dillon Richard||14’6”||Ties PR – Jumped at New PR (15’0)|
|Kayla Hill||10’6″||Jumped at New PR (10’9″)|
|Taylor Pierce||11’6″||Jumped at New PR (12’0″)|
Event Results, Photos, and Details (Click on Event Results on this page)
If you have photos from this event please send them to us through one of the following methods:
- Direct Upload (So easy to do): https://www.dropbox.com/request/SxPCga8G1pFpy7eETd59
- Email them to Collin: collin (at) polevaultelite (dot) com
- Text them to Collin
If you are interested in pole vaulting underground, we can help make it happen. August 19th, the Battle of the Underground will be back. Pole Vault Elite will be attending. If you are a competition member you can join us. You will be responsible for your travel and lodging. If you have questions, please talk to Collin, Joe, or Mason at practice. To see some pictures from when we went in 2014 click Continue reading link below.
Our first meet of the year has come and gone, an our PR bell was ringing loudly all day. We had a great turn out with about 25 vaulters ranging from pre-teens to post 60’s. Full results can be found on our meets page. Highlight results include:
Brandon McQuinn – 13’3″ (new PR)
Alana Bell – 8’6″ (New PR)
LE Lee – 8’3″ (New PR)
Tyler McQuinn – 6’9″ (New PR)
Bri Spencer – 6’0″ (New PR)
Peyton McQuinn – 6’0″ (New PR)
We love seeing PR’s but love the camaraderie form the other members when each athlete cleared their NEW PR.
Kennedy Drish placed 3rd at this years New Balance Outdoor Nationals meet held on June 15-17 in Greensboro North Carolina. Full results are posted on our meets page. Kennedy cleared 11’10” on her first attempt and tied another young lady for 3rd place. She had very good attempts at a new PR of 12’2″ but was unable to successfully navigate the bar without knocking it off the pegs. Kennedy finished her Sophomore year (first year vaulting) with a PR of 12’0″, was County, Sectional, and State Champion. This young lady has a bright future. Congrats goes to Kennedy and all of our members on their success this year. Click “Continue Reading” below for the image gallery of this meet.
With the six newest members qualifying to the IHSAA State Finals, that brings our total to 33 since 2011.
To see Pole Vault Elite’s history at the State Championships click HERE
2017 State Qualifiers
Jessica Bray – Hamilton Southeastern
Kara Deady – Carmel
Kennedy Drish – Hamilton Southeastern
Peyton Haack – Westfield
Kayla Hill – Pioneer
Adrianna Moore – Pike
Mitch Lipe (2014 member)
Ryan Lipe (2014 member)
2017 Club Registration is now open. You can click on the Club Link, then Click Club Registration. Please read the directions as you sign up. All members will need to have a 2017 Membership type attached to their account, if you do not purchase one, we will add one to your account manually. If you have any questions will the process don’t hesitate to contact us.
Pole Vault Elite is proud to announce three former club members have qualified for NCAA Track and Field Championship Preliminary Rounds being held this weekend.
Sandra Brown (Pike HS, Class of 2016; IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Championships Sixth Place 2014; IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Championships Fourth Place 2015; IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Champion 2016 – All in Pole Vault) will be competing in the East Preliminary, held in Lexington, Kentucky on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
Nathan Schuck (Hamilton Southeastern, Class of 2012; IHSAA Boys State Track and Field Championships Third Place 2012 in Pole Vault) and Ethan Bray (Hamilton Southeastern, Class of 2016; IHSAA Boys State Track and Field Championships Twelfth Place 2014; IHSAA Boys State Track and Field Championships Fourth Place 2015; IHSAA Boys State Track and Field Championships Runner Up 2016 – All in Pole Vault) will both be competing in the West Preliminary, held in Austin, Texas on the campus of the University of Texas.
We are thrilled for our alumni as they continue their pole vault careers collegiately and have this opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Championship Finals to be held June 7th – 10th in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field.
Best of luck to our vaulters this weekend! Fly high, have fun and know that all of your PVE family is cheering for you!