Sheppard and Carroll rewrite the Florida high school record books

Tweet Nati Sheppard patiently waited her turn.  In 2012, as a freshman at Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Sheppard vaulted 9’6″.  Not bad for her initial season as a vaulter.  In 2013 she turned up the volume with a personal best of 11′  finishing second to Nikki Carroll at the 2A state meet in May. In 2014, Nati vaulted a personal best of 12′ only to finish runner up again to Carroll who vaulted a personal...

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Florida Relays Pole Vault Looks to be Exciting
Mar31

Florida Relays Pole Vault Looks to be Exciting

Tweet The postings are out for the accepted entries at the 2015 Florida Relays pole vault.  On the girls side, Nikki Carroll and Nati Sheppard are the only entrants over 13′, followed by Summer Schaefers at 12′, Francis Rice and Jen Kistemaker at 11’6″, and 5 others at 11′ including defending 3A state champion Taylor Anderson.  On the boys side, David Bell leads the way with his 15’9″ outdoor...

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Jim Sheppard driving poles to New York
Mar14

Jim Sheppard driving poles to New York

Tweet Jim Sheppard began his trek across America Friday morning, March 13. He left Miami at 4:00 am and headed north on I95 towards New York. Jim is driving to New York with his daughter’s pole vault poles attached to his truck so she, Nati Sheppard, can compete in the New Balance Indoor National Championships on Sunday at 1:00. Bad weather and traffic delays have been aplenty on the first day of his journey.  Those who know...

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Pole Vault City Vaulters Excel at 2014 State Meet
May05

Pole Vault City Vaulters Excel at 2014 State Meet

Tweet Wet conditions at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL, this past weekend couldn’t put out the fire of many Pole Vault City athletes.  Nikki Carrol set a PR of 12′ in the rain to win her second 2A state championship in a row over Pole Vault City teammate, Nati Sheppard who finished second at 11’6″.  Nati also placed 6th in the high jump at 5’2″ and was a member of the 4×400...

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Vaulters Rack Up Hardware and Personal Bests During Summer Meets

Tweet Summer competitions often mean an opportunity to finish unfinished business from the regular season.  This summer, athletes from Pole Vault City took advantage of the opportunity to travel and compete without pressure.  The first meet of the summer took us to Orlando for the Golden South Classic Invitational.  On the boys side, Josh McDaniel finished 4th, Shelton McLean finished 5th, and Marcus Blessing finished 9th.  On the...

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Weekend yields state champions and special moments for 1A and 2A

Tweet Clean performances by the Gale twins and Shelton McLean lead to one of the most memorable performances in Pole Vault City Clean performances by the Gale twins and Shelton McLean lead to one of the most memorable performances in Pole Vault City history.  During the girls 1A competition on Friday, an unexpected result occured.  The much awaited contest between Emily Gale and Megan Walker ended with Gale twins atop the awards stand...

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