(Temecula, California) February 20, 2016 – Vaulter Club travels to the Roosevelt High School All-Comers meet on Saturday and jumps quite well. There were about 45 pole vaulters on hand and the weather could not be better. Nice and cool 75 degrees with no wind in sight. Three pole vault pits were set up and if you wanted another jump you could pay $4 and take a jump that did not count towards the final result. All age groups were invited and you could find athletes from middle school all the way to college level and beyond.
Vaulter Clubs 8th grader Kaitlyn Swenson took first place in her division by jumping nine feet and taking some serious attempts at a new 9’6” personal record. With the amount of speed and intensity that this young lady is coming in with, it’s a matter of time before she hits 9’6” and beyond. She’s already progressed through a couple poles and you can tell with the bend that she’s putting on, that she will soon be moving up again. Would not surprise the team at all if she jumps to 10’ very quickly.
For the Freshman side of the standings you have Julia Burda that jumped a personal record of 7’6” and came in third place with some seriously solid jumping. Very new to the sport and comes to the team from High School where she jumps for Chaparral High School Pole Vaulting Team in Temecula, California.
Allie Gray a Sophomore, took second place with a personal record of 8’6” after being on the club and only pole vaulting for 8 practices. Picked up the fun very quickly and jumped outstanding for the club team and she also jumps for Chaparral High School Pole Vaulting Team in Temecula, California.
Katrina Meir a Sophomore jumping for Vaulter Club took first place by jumping 8’6” as well with a new personal record and her first meet. She’s been sidelined with an ankle injury, but came back for her first meet and jumped with passion. Katrina will jump for Murrieta Vista High School in Murrieta California.
Niko Fitzgerald jumped two personal records 10’6 and 11’ for third place as a Sophomore and continues to jumper higher each meet. This kid doesn’t give up and has jumped five personal records in the last month. Some of the more well-known jumps came while jumping at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno last month.
Asa Martin took first place at the meet as a Senior with a jump of 14’ and won the overall boys division and will be jumping this year at Great Oak High School. Asa just recently broke his personal record twice with the club jumping 14’ and 14’6 in the same meet and qualifying for the state indoor meet.
The team has competed very well and with the high school teams filling up and getting started, more heights are sure to come. Not all of the athletes received a medal this weekend, but they all pressed forward like a champion. These athletes continue to jump at a high level with confidence and motivation. No doubt in our mind that many of these athlete’s will press the boundaries in Southern California to the limits.
Please come and check us out this summer when we have our summer travel team and free recreational pole vaulting. www.vaulter.club