Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

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Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby KirkB » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:44 am

All eyes will be on Shawn Barber to break his pending Canadian Record of 5.91 on Canadian soil this weekend!

Canadian Rankings - Pole Vault - Men - Senior

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Rank  Mark  Athlete          Prov  Club  YOB  Plc  Meet                            Location         Date
  1   5.91  BARBER, SHAWNACY  ON   PATF   94   1   Longhorn Invitational           Austin, TX       5/2/2015
  2   5.40  WURSTER, JASON    ON   UTTC   84   1   SWO Field #3                    London, ON       6/7/2015
  3   5.20  FOLEY, DAVID      QC   SHER   84   2   Corsaire Chaparal               Ste-Therese, QC  6/20/2015
  4   5.10  THEODORE, DERYK   AB   EITC   89   1   New Balance Athletic Series #2  Calgary, AB      5/31/2015


Men's PV starts at noon MST Sunday (July 5th).

According to this article, his 54-year-old father/coach George Barber - Canadian PV champ in 1983 - might also be competing!

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/MacKinnon+Internationally+ranked+Barber+makes+pole+vaulting+headline+event+Canadian+Track+Field/11179547/story.html

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Re: Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby KirkB » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:38 am

The meet was rather uneventful, with these results:

Men Pole Vault Senior
================================================================
Prog: 3.80-4.00-4.20-4.40-4.60-4.75-4.90-5.05-5.20-5.30-5.40
Prog Cont'd: 5.45 +5cm
Canadian: @ 5.91m 5/2/2015 Shawnacy Barber
Championship: $ 5.55m 6/29/2014 Shawnacy Barber
World: # 6.16m 2/15/2014 Renaud Lavillenie, FRA
Name Year Team Finals
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 1 1492 Barber, Shawnacy 94 Project Athl 5.60m$
 3.80 4.00 4.20 4.40 4.60 4.75 4.90 5.05 5.20 5.30 5.40 5.45 5.50 5.55 5.60 5.65 5.70
PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  O    O    O    O    PPP  XO   PPP  XO   PPP  XXX

 2 1212 Theodore, Deryk 89 Edmonton Int 5.05m
 3.80 4.00 4.20 4.40 4.60 4.75 4.90 5.05 5.20
 PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  O    O    O    XXX

 3 1588 Foley, David 84 Sherbrooke 4.90m
 3.80 4.00 4.20 4.40 4.60 4.75 4.90 5.05
 PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  PPP  O    XXX


Jason Wurster NH'd at 5.05. Canada's best vaulter prior to Shawn Barber, Jason's indoor PR is 5.60 (2013) and his outdoor PR is 5.51 (2012).

It was highly unusual of Shawn to start at only 5.05, and also to go up only 10 cm at a time. Can anyone that was there say what the conditions were, or why he only cleared 5.60?

Good luck to Shawn in his upcoming international competitions!

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Re: Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:18 pm

I'm sure he is focusing on getting ready for Worlds right now...

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Re: Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby KirkB » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:29 pm

rainbowgirl28 wrote:I'm sure he is focusing on getting ready for Worlds right now...

Yes, but first he's out to beat the Americans (including Sam Kendricks) in the Pan Am Games, which Toronto Canada is hosting on July 10-26. The Men's PV final is July 21st. Qualifications for World's in Bejing are on Aug 22nd.

Here's a link from the Toronto Star, which explains a few of the things I was wondering about re his win in Edmonton. There were apparently bad wind conditions there, so he was happy with his 5.60 on short poles.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/panamgames/2015/07/05/shawn-barber-remains-king-of-pole-vault-in-canada.html

It also mentioned that his father/coach cleared 3.80 ...

... George Barber, who figured since he was here he might as well jump, cleared 3.80m and was eliminated at 4.00.

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Re: Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:54 am

Sam isn't on our roster for Pan Ams, it's Jake Blankenship and Mark Hollis.

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Re: Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby KirkB » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:14 am

rainbowgirl28 wrote:Sam isn't on our roster for Pan Ams, it's Jake Blankenship and Mark Hollis.

That's disappointing.

Recently, the USA hasn't fared very well at these games ...

In 2003, the USA went 1-2 ...
1 United States Toby Stevenson (USA) 5.40-O 5.50-XXX 5.50-X 5.45-X 5.40-O 5.45-O 5.45 m
2 United States Russ Buller (USA) 5.40-O 5.50-XXX 5.50-X 5.45-X 5.40-O 5.45-X 5.40 m
3 Saint Lucia Dominic Johnson (LCA) 5.20-O 5.35-XO 5.40-XXO 5.50-XXX 5.40 m

But then in 2007,
1st Fábio Gomes da Silva Brazil – – xo o xxo 5.40
2nd Giovanni Lanaro Mexico – – xo xxo xxx 5.30
3rd Germán Chiaraviglio Argentina – o o xx– x 5.20

And in 2011,
1st Lázaro Borges Cuba – – – – o o o – o xxo o 5.80 PR
2nd Jeremy Scott United States – – – o xo xo o – xxx 5.60
3rd Giovanni Lanaro Mexico – – – o o o xxx 5.50

This year, with Kendricks out and Shawn Barber (Canada) and Thiego Braz (Brazil) in, the Americans will be lucky to get a bronze medal.

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Re: Barber at Canadian Sr. Men's PV in Edmonton this weekend

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:40 am

It's not a meet our country places a big emphasis on. They're not even funding a full team, poor race walkers.


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