(Temecula, California) This week found the weather to be nice, sunny, and ready for a great track meet. In the shade, it was a cool, crisp and inviting atmosphere and in the sun, it could be a bit warm. Nonetheless, these kids came to pole vault and pole vaulting is what they did.
Saturday was a Personal Record Fest (PR) for many of the teams and especially for Corona. Corona’s team had all of the boys PR twice and one boy three times. A vast majority of the girls had personal records broken as well and that is just the start!
We saw an increase in the middle school aged athletes and a few new faces came and joined in the party. Many of the kids are enjoying the friendships that they are making and receiving some seriously down time. Some have caught up with pole vaulters that they only get to see maybe once a year at some of the bigger meets. Many of the younger and older kids were able to see some of the state’s best athletes come out and bend a pole! Now that was impressive, because most of the time many kids do not get the chance to see some of the higher flyers in their state. Therefore, some new experiences were in full force and with time, the experience gained will be worth its weight in gold.
These meets are all about opportunity and that opportunity mentioned is the availability for kids to pole vault unlike the years past. Having the options to pole vault or not to pole vault is the overall essence of what we plan to provide. The freedom to be able to join a local club and partake in the action as needed. This is what makes this whole circuit and the club teams so great. Options and opportunity! No one is making these kids come out and join the fun; they finally get the choices that they have always wanted. That was then, this is now, and kids have many opportunities to be tested in the sport that they love.
Please see the results below!
|High School Girls and 6-9 grade Girls|
|Elise||Rimland||9||New Port Harbor||11|
|High School Boys and 6-9 grade Boys|
|Dillon||Atchley||14.6||Open Elite||Higher Flyers|