New Classifications To Shake Up Florida Vaulting
The Florida High School Activities Association recently, October 21st, released the new classification lists for the 2009 – 2010 year. Among the biggest surprises include St. Thomas Aquinas and Wharton High Schools moving from 3A to 4A. St. Thomas returns one of the premier vaulters in the state, David Shepherd, and Wharton returns the defending 3A state champion, London Enos. Moving from 2A to 3A was Citrus High School who returns Caleigh Boyington, who vaulted 10′6″ at last year’s state meet. The class 2A girls still looks to be the cream of the crop with the top 7 girls returning from last year, of which the lowest of the 7 vaulters was 10′.
The move from 3A to 4A will bring challenges to St. Thomas Aquinas, who was the defending boys state champions, and Flagler Palm Coast, who is the defending 4A boys state champions. FPC has 2 outstanding vaulters and STA has multiple outstanding vaulters. St. Thomas will be in region 3 and Flagler Palm Coast will be in region 1. The key will be to see who gets the most vaulters out of their region. Good luck to everyone this season. Hope to see everyone at the Winter Pole Vault City Camps.