2017 Summer PR’s

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.

2017 Alumni/Member Appreciation Day

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: 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)

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

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.

2017 Haynes Apperson Wrapup

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).

High School Girls event winner Kennedy Drish (left) and runner up Taylor Pierce (center)

High School Girls event winner Kennedy Drish (center) and runner up Taylor Pierce (left)

Meet Highlights:

Event Placers
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

Name Height
PR Status
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:




Pole Vaulting Underground – In a Cave

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.


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2017 Out Vault The Summer Wrap up

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.


2017 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Wrap-up

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.

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2017 Pole Vault Elite State Qualifiers

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

Current Members

Jessica Bray – Hamilton Southeastern

Kara Deady – Carmel

Kennedy Drish – Hamilton Southeastern

Peyton Haack – Westfield

Kayla Hill – Pioneer

Adrianna Moore – Pike

Former Members

Mitch Lipe (2014 member)

Ryan Lipe (2014 member)


2017 Club Registration is now open

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 Alumni Competing at NCAA Preliminary rounds.

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!

Get Registered on Friday (5/26)

On Friday afternoon, 2017 Pole Vault Elite Club Registration will open. You will be able to register by going to http://www.polevaultelite.com and click on Club then Club Registration.

The process will be multi step, so please read the process on the website carefully. Athletes under 18 will need to have a parent register for them, in order to sign the waivers and membership agreements online. Once you have your membership purchased you’ll need to sign up for one of the “New Membership Orientations”. This needs to be scheduled before your first practice. You will need to purchase practice pack in order to schedule practices. Members will have access to the “Member Practices” that you will need to reserve your spot for on a first come first serve basis by going to the calendar, clicking on the Members Practice you would like to reserve, and then clicking Reserve. You’ll want to make sure that you have the correct individual (the athlete not the guardian) selected from the dropdown list on that page.

Keep checking on Friday for when we open registration. I will also tweet when I open it, so follow @polevaultelite on twitter.