Downtown Clovis to again host elite pole vaulters

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Downtown Clovis to again host elite pole vaulters

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:24 pm

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/07/23/340 ... lovis.html

Sports briefs: Downtown Clovis to again host elite pole vaulters
Published: July 23, 2013 Updated 11 hours ago

By Bee staff — Fresno

The North American Pole Vault Association Championships return to downtown Clovis for the 19th time Friday.

Top vaulters in the men's field include Mike Arnold of Idaho State (with a top mark of 18-81/1), UCLA grad Dustin DeLeo (18-41/2) and Houston's Alex Bentley (17-61/2). For the women, NCAA Division II national champion Katie Nageotte of Ashland University (15-71/2), Division III all-time record holder Catherine Street of Linfield (14-0) and UCLA grad Katy Viuf (14-51/2) are expected to compete.

The event, at Fourth Street and Pollasky Avenue, begins at 5 p.m.

A pole vaulting and gymnastics clinic is set for Thursday at Clovis West High/Break the Barriers. Registration is at 8 a.m., with pole vault technique taught from 8:15-11 a.m. and gymnastics from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructors include 2008 Olympian Erica Bartolina, ex-British vaulter Steve Chappell and Clovis West High record-holder and five-time All-American Doug Fraley. Cost is $25.

Information: napva@hotmail.com

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Re: Downtown Clovis to again host elite pole vaulters

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:25 pm

http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Pole-V ... 79611.html


Pole Vaulting Championships Return to Clovis
By Lemor Abrams, KSEE24 News

July 26, 2013
Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM PDT
The streets of Clovis are jam packed with athletes competing down Pollasky as the National Pole Vaulting Championships arrive for the 19th year.

The mats are down for athletes to run down Pollasky and jump, really high.

"It's a little like flying close as I'll ever get."

Tyler Wallace from Temecula California has been pole vaulting for about 9 years, but it's his first time at the national pole vaulting championships in Clovis. He hopes it'll be a springboard to the Olympics of 2016.

"It's always a competition between us and the vaulters but its a good friendship too. We're always pushing each other to jump higher."

The event is in its 19th year, and Clovis has some devoted fans like Jay & Jot Ventress. "These guys come here to do good and test themselves. Put themselves in a very competitive situation."

"I like to watch them compete. And it's exciting because they built it up so much."

This year they have a front row seat. With 32 athletes from New Orleans to Los Angeles to Hanford and Clovis.

"We have an old town, not quite this big but I like it here."


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