Spencer McCorkel Jumped 17 feet 04/28/05

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Spencer McCorkel Jumped 17 feet 04/28/05

Unread postby Spencer'sBigSis » Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:59 pm

My little brother Spencer jumped 17 feet today to set a new AR state record. He is the first soph to clear 17 feet.

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Unread postby PVPirate26 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:00 pm

wow that is AMAZING!! congratulations spencer!!

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Unread postby VaulteRachello » Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:02 pm

!!!!!!!!!that is awesome!!! congrats! :D :yes:

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Re: Spencer McCorkel Jumped 17 feet 04/28/05

Unread postby achtungpv » Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:26 pm

Spencer'sBigSis wrote:My little brother Spencer jumped 17 feet today to set a new AR state record. He is the first soph to clear 17 feet.


Is he the 2nd nationwide as a soph? Jacob Davis is first with 17'6". Did Skipper jump 17' as a soph? I can't remember.
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Re: Spencer McCorkel Jumped 17 feet 04/28/05

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:29 pm

achtungpv wrote:Did Skipper jump 17' as a soph? I can't remember.


16'10"

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Unread postby Spencer'sBigSis » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:17 pm

Spencer is the first soph to clear 17 feet in Arkansas

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Unread postby wacky274 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:26 pm

what was his pr before?
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Unread postby Spencer'sBigSis » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:34 pm

His pr before 17 feet was 16'1. He went for 17'2 but missed I think he was just tired he went in at 14'6.

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Unread postby AVC Coach » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:16 pm

This was a historic day for pole vaulting in Arkansas. We had the top 3 vaulters in the state going head to head and for the first time in Arkansas Track & Field High School History, 3 vaulters cleared 15 feet or higher in the same meet. Jeremy Willis from Lake Hamilton went 15'0" and Blake Zuber from Bryant went 15'04" for a PR.
Spencer opened up at 14'6". Made that, 15'0", 15'04", 15'08", 16'0", 16'4.25, 16'8.25, and then 17'0" on his first ever attempt at that height in his life. We measured to confirm his jump and it was legitimate.
On a personal note, this was the most fulfilling track meet for me as a competitor and a coach. He made 16'08.25" on his 2nd attempt to eclipse the 17 yr. old state best (16'08"), which I held myself. He was so emotional after making the bar that he jumped into my arms and cried with joy. I was amazed when he composed himself to make 17 feet on his 1st attempt. Spencer is truly an incredible young man and he trains harder than any high school vaulter I've met. How many kids can say they jump their age, much less a foot over their age? He's just a sophomore, so even though there will be many more great meets, I'll never forget this one!

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Unread postby Azbeachboy1 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:18 pm

Where was it at, was it in a duel meet or what? JUst wondering cuz they havnt said anything on dystat about it yet?
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Unread postby tim hutzley » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:36 pm

what size pole was he on, and grip, and run?

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:39 pm

Azbeachboy1 wrote:JUst wondering cuz they havnt said anything on dystat about it yet?


He just did it today... John Dye is probably in bed already ;)


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