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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby SlickVT » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:51 pm

In Michigan, Grand Valley State is where its at. Lou knows his stuff and the facilities up there are top notch. GVSU is DII I believe, and it presents a great opportunity to jump high.
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby LHSVaulterJJR » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:19 pm

Ive done TONS of research on this and the best d1 colleges to vault at are UCLA, and purdue.... both have at least 4 male vaulters over 17 purdue also has one over 18...... also purdue has 4 female vaulters over 13ft and ucla has 2 or 3 girls over 13 with plenty in high 12's
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby nitro » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:33 pm

LHSVaulterJJR wrote:Ive done TONS of research on this and the best d1 colleges to vault at are UCLA, and purdue.... both have at least 4 male vaulters over 17 purdue also has one over 18...... also purdue has 4 female vaulters over 13ft and ucla has 2 or 3 girls over 13 with plenty in high 12's



Purdue??. I saw 2 guys over 17 and 0 over 18. and only 2 over 13
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby powerplant42 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:38 pm

"TONS of research" would mean visiting the colleges themselves, meeting extensively with the coaches, twice as much with their athletes, actually knowing what they jump at meets, what they jumped BEFORE college, and having a good idea about what the weather is like. Do you know what the average temperature is at Purdue during outdoor season? What about wind? I think that would be "TONS" of research...

But I will say that UCLA seems like an excellent place to vault; Curran is an awesome coach... If only it weren't in the ghetto! :no:
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby bjvando » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:36 pm

powerplant42 wrote:.. If only it weren't in the ghetto! :no:


I'm hoping this is sarcasm :P
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby LHSVaulterJJR » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:43 pm

i got the numbers from there roster and from there outdoor 2008 results sheet
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby ramenvaulter » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:39 pm

what about ucsd, uc irvine or berkeley?
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby Andy_C » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:55 am

powerplant42 wrote:"TONS of research" would mean visiting the colleges themselves, meeting extensively with the coaches, twice as much with their athletes, actually knowing what they jump at meets, what they jumped BEFORE college, and having a good idea about what the weather is like. Do you know what the average temperature is at Purdue during outdoor season? What about wind? I think that would be "TONS" of research...

But I will say that UCLA seems like an excellent place to vault; Curran is an awesome coach... If only it weren't in the ghetto! :no:


You might be thinking about USC. It's located in a "not-so-nice" area of LA, though the campus itself is quite good.

UCLA has a great location, near Beverly Hills if I can remember correctly.
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby VaultPurple » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:02 am

Here is some Reserach

UCLA

Athleate High School PR College PR
Casey DiCesare 16-5 (listed on profile as finishing with 16-0.75
Dustin DeLeo 16-2 18-1
Scott DiCesare 15-6 15-7
Johnny Quinn 16-8 17-5
Greg Woepse 16-7 17-1
Riley Egan 16-7 To Be Announced
Bobby Talley 12-6 17-1

I think ur last one there shows that the coach knows what he is doing... but how many pole vaulters does one school need? Spread the wealth.

This shows they are a college that can produce good vaulters but like everyone has said it all depends what is right for you. If you are a born natural athleate and just need some tweaking to go with ur vault then a school like UCLA might be good for you. But no one ever really knows what each athleate may have or may not have done had they gone to another college. So no ammount of resarch can truly give you the ultimate answer. There could be a school out there with the best unknown pole vault coach in the world, he just might not have gotten the right athleate yet. No one would look at a school as being a good school had they not produced several 17' vaulters.

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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby nitro » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:15 am

VaultPurple wrote:
I think ur last one there shows that the coach knows what he is doing



or it shows that his high school coach didnt :P
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby bjvando » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:40 am

the 'last one' on that list worked hard between high school and attending UCLA... Not to take anything away from Coach Curran at UCLA, but don't think he earned a spot on the UCLA pole vault squad with a 12-06 PR :P (most girls there jumped higher than that in high school..)

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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby pvking99 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:37 pm

Real quick, I don't claim to know much about the best schools for the vault, but wouldn't it be advisable to go to a school with an individual vault coach? Someone who would be there to help you fix things without having the worry of the rest of the team on their other brain. Is this a good quality to have?
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