Pole Vault City Vaulters Compete Well At Jimmy Carnes Invitational

Several personal bests and 4 medals later, Pole Vault City vaulters showed that they are truly ready for a great 2011 season by performing well at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational held at the University of Florida on Saturday, January 29th, 2011.

In the youth girls 15 – 16 year old division, the Cypress Bay twins Emily and Amanda Gale captured first and second respectively with new personal bests of 9’10″ and 8’10.25″.  In the youth girls 17 – 18 year old division, Kristen Petry led the way with a personal best performance of 9’4.25″ which was good enough for an 8th place finish.  Christina Valdes finished with a personal best of 9’4.25″ also and finished 10th.  Stephanie Cook finished 14th with a jump of 8’10.25″ and Courtney Madden rounded out the girls finishers with a jump of 6’10.75″ for 19th.

On the boys side, Matt Burroughs finished 3rd in the youth boys division with a personal best of 13’7.25″. JT Evans finished in 8th place with a personal best of 12’7.5″.  Josh McDaniel finished 9th place with a jump of 12’7.5″.  Jacob Arme finished 14th with a height of 11’1.75″  Rudy Magasrevy finished 3rd in the youth boys 15 – 16 division with a personal best of 12’1.5″.

The meet was held at the University of Florida and was run under USATF youth competition rules.  These rules included the vaulters being on poles at or above their weight, even if the official weigh-in was held on an average digital bathroom scale.  I won’t get into that on this post, but that’ll be a good one to look forward to seeing.  Congratulations to all the athletes and parents that travelled to the University of Florida for the indoor meet.


Author: Bobby Haeck

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