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by Andy_C
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Coaches Forum
Topic: Approach run misconception.
Replies: 37
Views: 57549

Re: Approach run misconception.

I actually wrote Confuse-us.. trying to be clever.. what I was alluding to in the 5 meter 10 meter diving comparison was in reference to all the short run vaulting going on, BUTT we continue to think we can "short run" vault in practice and use a "real" run in competition. There...
by Andy_C
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isi signs up for Diamond League
Replies: 12
Views: 6913

Re: Isi signs up for Diamond League

I would love to see Jenn jump in some more meets, and see what she can do in a big meet with better weather. I would love to see Isi get some fire back in her belly. She looked great in prelims, I'm not sure why she is so out of it now. Stick a fork in her. She is done. It is no fun when the compet...
by Andy_C
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Steve Hooker
Replies: 52
Views: 24100

Re: Steve Hooker

First I would have to say that I certainly agree with the sentiment that there are a lot of assumptions being made here. I know people here love to analyse things and that's fine, but every now and then I think we all have to acknowledge our limits as outsiders who don't have full insight into what ...
by Andy_C
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Summer Training
Replies: 5
Views: 5661

Re: Summer Training

Are you going to become a shot-putter OR a swimmer?? Sounds more like bodybuilding with the type of lifting he's doing! PV2020, The type of physical training you are doing is markedly out of sync with pole vault. In whatever type of training you do always think about what you're trying to achieve. ...
by Andy_C
Mon May 28, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: New National Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merrit (CA) 13'3"
Replies: 5
Views: 7061

Re: New National Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merrit (CA) 13'3"

PolevaultSD wrote:Awesome!!!! Simply Awesome... Thanks for posting this up Andrew!!!


No problem, just passing along the news!

Also, here's an interview with Kaitlyn on DyestatCal on her recent accomplishments and future goals:
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7976281

-Andrew
by Andy_C
Sun May 27, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: how far do you feel comfortable running from...
Replies: 10
Views: 6117

Re: how far do you feel comfortable running from...

Trey, What do you do for long jump? I looked at the first footage that came up on youtube (your 7.83 at Berlin in '09), and you looked pretty balanced there... Looked like a lot more than 6! Why do you think you have trouble translating that run to the vault? His post here was from 2003... Just not...
by Andy_C
Sun May 20, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: New National Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merrit (CA) 13'3"
Replies: 5
Views: 7061

Re: New National Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merrit (CA) 13'3"

Finally got a writeup, just cropped out the pole vault related part: WALNUT – Continuing to show the poise and confidence of a veteran, Santa Margarita freshman pole vaulter Kaitlyn Merritt used her biggest stage of the season to vault higher than any freshman in national high school federation hist...
by Andy_C
Sat May 19, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: New National Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merrit (CA) 13'3"
Replies: 5
Views: 7061

New National Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merrit (CA) 13'3"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaibQ8- ... e=youtu.be

Hopefully there will be a writeup from somewhere soon.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn, coach Kevin and the Higherflyers!

-Andrew
by Andy_C
Fri May 18, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth
Replies: 13
Views: 6629

Re: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth

It is worth noting that this is the only indoor facility in OZ - and only there because a sponsor was prepared to put the money up. Ironically Perth is the the only place in the country that does not really need an indoor facility!!! Unfortunately this is very true... Help has a funny way of not go...
by Andy_C
Thu May 17, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth
Replies: 13
Views: 6629

Re: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth

Thought I'd share this one as well. Red Bull's promotion of Steve is nothing but incredible.

http://www.redbull.com.au/cs/Satellite/ ... 3207228641

-Andrew
by Andy_C
Sun May 13, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth
Replies: 13
Views: 6629

Re: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth

Here's a video of the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKPCeOYN4sc Yeah, I think the weather in Perth is pretty awesome. Sydney has pretty good weather too, it's basically a semi-tropical San Francisco if you want comparisons (not just weather either). Melbourne is like the Bermuda Triangle of m...
by Andy_C
Sat May 12, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth
Replies: 13
Views: 6629

Re: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth

They actually have multiple runways in the facility. Here's a more detailed video about the place. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o2iojC7gSw I'm quite sure the competition would be on the blue runway which has no incline/slope. Also from the video he says that the blue runway is made out of a softe...

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