Vaulter Club goes Big At Saddle Up – Gray Goes 12′

(Murrieta, California) Vista Murrieta High School hosts the Saddle Up Invitational for 2017, and plenty of Vaulter Club past and present members were on hand at the medal stand. In total, the place was crawling with pole vaulters from the local area and surrounding schools.

Nicole Silverlake Center with Casey Bostick far left, 2nd from left Tamara Bader, and Julia Burda 5 from the left.

For the Frosh/Soph section of the meet, we had Nicole Silverlake leading the way as a Sophomore with a jump of 11′ and the rest of the stats are below.
Event 53  Girls Pole Vault Frosh/Soph
6-6 Opening Height
Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  Points
1 Silverlake, Nicole         10 Chaparral                  9-06.00   11-00.00
2 Bader, Tamara             10 Vista Murrieta          8-00.00   10-00.00
3 Harris, Jasmine           10 Temecula Valley      8-06.00    8-06.00
3 Burda, Julia                  10 Chaparral                  7-06.00    8-06.00
5 Bostock, Casey             10 Vista Murrieta          6-00.00   J8-06.00
6 Murphy, Taylor             9 Temecula Valley       6-06.00
7 Vuong, Deanna             11 Covina                        J6-06.00
— Wolinski, Alexis            9 Temecula Valley        NH
— Figueroa, Guadalupe        9 Hemet                     NH
— Mills, Kailyn                  10 Murrieta Mesa          NH

For Varsity girls we had a great showing with Allie Gray, a first year vaulter, winning the meet on a 12′ personal record break for the start of the season. This is a great time of the year to break a personal record so early in the season. Also Charisma Davis had a double PR day going 9’6″. There are big jumps to come with this girl in the driver’s seat. The rest of the stats are below.

Allie Gray Center with far left Charisma Davis, 4 from left Katrina Meier, far right Kaylene Nicolazzi.

Event 55  Girls Pole Vault Varsity
7-0 Opening Height
Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  Points
1 Gray, Allie                      11 Chaparral                  10-10.00   12-00.00
2 Kast, Madison             10 Murrieta Valley         10-06.00   11-00.00
3 Meier, Katrina            11 Vista Murrieta            9-06.00   10-06.00
4 Davis, Charisma           11 Temecula Valley       8-02.00    9-06.00
5 Nicolazzi, Kaylene        11 Chaparral                  8-04.00    9-00.00
6 Mendoza, Melissa          12 Covina                      8-06.00
7 Murray, Abbey             11 Vista Murrieta            9-00.00    7-06.00
8 Buckwalter, Jordan        11 Chaparral                 6-00.00

For the Varsity boys, we have Dustin Davis that has shown some serious improvements and in his technique and power with a solid second place finish of 13′ and an attempt for a new PR. The rest of the stats are below.

Dustin Davis second from the left takes second place.

Event 56  Boys Pole Vault Varsity
9-0 Opening Height
Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  Points
1 Rice, Jake                12 Murrieta Valley             14-00.00   13-06.00
2 Davis, Dustin             11 Vista Murrieta            12-00.00   13-00.00
3 Mathews, Jeremiah         12 Covina                  10-00.00
4 Kennard, Luke             12 Temecula Valley      10-06.00  J10-00.00
5 Holly, Bryan              11 Vista Murrieta             9-06.00  J10-00.00
6 Valenzuela, Enrique       11 Murrieta Mesa      10-00.00    9-06.00
7 Riesland, Beau            11 Hemet                         8-06.00   J9-06.00
8 Hernandez, Cody           11 Hemet                      8-06.00   J9-06.00

For the start of the season, we are coming out strong with a group of kids that are sure to make the marks that they need. Keep an eye out for some of these athletes; they are certain to leave a mark!

Doug Bouma

Executive Director, Vaulter Club

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