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by Andy_C
Fri May 11, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth
Replies: 13
Views: 6627

Re: Hooker is back! 5.72 in Perth

Women's pole vaulters Alana Boyd and Liz Parnov were the warm-up acts, with Boyd clearing 4.12m off a six-step run-up and Parnov posting 4.22m off eight steps. Were these runs 3L and 4L as is implied the way we use the word step, or were they 6L and 8L? It will be six and eight steps as in 3L and 4...
by Andy_C
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: New California State Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merritt 13'0"
Replies: 2
Views: 4559

Re: New California State Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merritt 13'0"

Forgot to add this, two videos of the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VuK-1rw1lM from another perspective http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZf1stzq2g&feature=relmfu Very nice air work! Vertical.jpg Kaitlyn has improved by a foot from 12ft in January to this recent 13ft clearance. Great job!...
by Andy_C
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: New California State Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merritt 13'0"
Replies: 2
Views: 4559

New California State Freshmen Record: Kaitlyn Merritt 13'0"

By Rich Gonzalez Editor, ESPNHS/DyeStatCal (April 19, 2011) -- Santa Margarita High's Kaitlyn Merritt's quest to capture her first Orange County Championships title this weekend now looks more realistic than ever. One question: Will she break her third state record to aid her in that journey? Merrit...
by Andy_C
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Need constructive criticism on 14' jump, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 4286

Re: Need constructive criticism on 14' jump, please.

Hi again, If taking off under is not a normal circumstance for you then that's fine. However I would have to see more videos/jumps to know what your habit is. Just letting you know though from experience and from working with coaches that have been doing this for a long time, taking off under is one...
by Andy_C
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Need constructive criticism on 14' jump, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 4286

Re: Need constructive criticism on 14' jump, please.

Hi there, Just a couple of things. First off, you're under when you take off and you lean back when coming into the take off. This will automatically put your hips out of position even before you leave the ground. In the grand scheme of things this also means that your swing will be slower and almos...
by Andy_C
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Kaitlyn Merritt (CA) 12-10.25 National Frosh Record?
Replies: 2
Views: 5380

Re: Kaitlyn Merritt (CA) 12-10.25 National Frosh Record?

Hi Becca, According to this article: http://espn.go.com/high-school/track-and-xc/california/story/_/id/7625634/cochran-huge-toss-merritt-aerial-thrust-lead-great-showings-eagle-invite-3-3 It is the new California state freshmen record, eclipsing Allison Stokke's 12'8" mark. The 9th grade nation...
by Andy_C
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Liz Parnov jumps 4.50 at age 17!
Replies: 1
Views: 1805

Re: Liz Parnov jumps 4.50 at age 17!

Congrats to Liz and the Parnov family for all of their success! The Aussie women have actually been the ones impressing us over here this year! Alana just jumped over 4.60m again! Some results from the Sydney Track Classic: Athletics Australia-T&F Champ - Organization License Sydney Track Classi...
by Andy_C
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Steve Hooker - Coming to Grips with Yips
Replies: 0
Views: 1990

Steve Hooker - Coming to Grips with Yips

Here's a great article and interview with Steve's former coach Mark Stewart. Gives a lot of insight into his current situation as it has happened before! There's also a little video on the main site. -Andrew -------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------...
by Andy_C
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Poles for beginners
Replies: 19
Views: 16732

Re: Poles for beginners

Yeah, will need details if you want others to help out. For running and planting drills you can get basically any pole. Heck you can even buy some damaged poles that are too "at risk" to jump on for a heavily discounted price probably - you're not jumping on them anyway, just running and p...
by Andy_C
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Update** Perth PV 2.12.11 OPEN Women comp - Parnovs and Boyd
Replies: 20
Views: 7133

Re: Update** Perth PV 18.11.11 + great Vic Parnov series

Hi again, Sorry I forgot to read the video info on youtube otherwise I would have seen that most were off 8 step. I've been using the internet on my iphone mainly for the past few days since my apartment internet is terrible. Hope the girl at 4 steps is doing well. I was wondering why she would have...
by Andy_C
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Update** Perth PV 2.12.11 OPEN Women comp - Parnovs and Boyd
Replies: 20
Views: 7133

Re: Perth polevault summer competition video's (parnov/devo)

Looks really good! How many steps are they on right now?

-Andrew
by Andy_C
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Gym workouts for when i don't practice! Nutrition?
Replies: 5
Views: 6888

Re: Gym workouts for when i don't practice! NUtrition?

For nutrition, I suggest eating about 5 times a day. If you can't, 4 is still good. As mentioned, try to avoid foods with lots of preservatives. If you look at the back label it will say stuff like "food coloring x" or "flavor x" or anything with a color and number like "FD&...

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