Huge Personal Best Earns Clayton Washburn Athlete of the Week

Tweet There is a substantial differential between 10 feet 6 inches and 13 feet.  2 and a half feet for those non math majors reading this article.  That’s how far Clayton Washburn raised his personal best in one meet.  On Saturday, at the Brian Jaeger Invitational in Winter Park, everything came together for this rising star from Olympia High School in Orlando. Although Clayton finished second to the current state leader at this meet,...

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Emily Gale Returning to State Championship Form as Athlete of the Week

Tweet Emily Gale is returning to her statechampionship form as she approaches the most important part of the year.  Her 11’7″ victory at the Mirmar Invitational last weekend combined with a 12’1″ vault at the Mustang Invitational two weeks ago has earned her the title of Pole Vault City Athlete of the Week.  With the Florida Relays and the Statetournament rapidly approaching, Emily has chosen the right time of the year to return to...

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Tyler Cone Flies His Way To Athlete of the Week

Tweet Tyler Cone set three new personal bests at the Chandler Rotary Invitational meet in Arizona to earn the title of Pole Vault City Athlete of theWeek.  His new PR of 14′ eclipses his previous best of 13′ by 12 inches clearing 13’6″, 13’9″ and finally 14′.  Breakthroughs of this magnitude are few and far between and usually happen after a full slate of off season conditioning and training, but not in Tyler’s case.  Tyler’s...

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Shelton McLean Leaps to State Lead and Athlete of the Week

Tweet Shelton McLean has come a long way since I first met him back in 2007 at a camp at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale.  After vaulting 8′ at the camp he never gave up on being a great vaulter.  Even as a backup to Mikey Vani and then behind Sam  Adams, this wirey, spunk-laden youth from Merritt Island High School continued to progress and get better each year.  Last year at the state meet, Shelton PR’d by 9″ at 13’3″ and still...

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Winston Perry Vaults His Way to Athlete of the Week

Tweet Winston Perry’s personal best performance by a foot at...

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Marcus Blessing Announced as Athlete of the Week

Tweet Marcus Blessing from Leesburg High School bumped his personal best up a foot to 13’6″ at an invitational at Deland High School on Friday night.  Marcus’s previous PR was 12’6″.  Marcus had a personal best of only 11′ at the conclusion of the track season last year.  His determination and work ethic have paid big dividends as his progress continues to rise.  His 13’6″ winning vault was accomplished from 10 steps and a grip height...

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