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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby KYLE ELLIS » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:57 pm

At lil old Eastern Illinois we have 3 guys over 16ft, Freshman- 17'1, Sophmore- 16'4, Junior- 16'8
and In a year and half we have a girl that went from 9ft to 12'1.

I think they will all go 4-6 inches higher before the end of indoor.
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby Army_Vaulter » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:56 pm

What about the BYU vault program this year? Seem to be tearing it up but is it because of coaching? or just gifted athletes and great facilities?
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby The Archetype » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:49 pm

I think it is great coaching!! (I may be somewhat biased though). We have some phenomenal athletes right now, and that is very helpful. If you look at the history of BYU though, it's pretty impressive. I can't remember a year since around 1995 when we didn't have at least one vaulter make it to nationals (I guess I could look it up but I have too many other things to do).
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby KYLE ELLIS » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:02 pm

North Central College is a division 3 school in Illinois, they have (5.22 sophmore, 5.20 freshman, 5.10 junior, and 5.00 sophmore). That is exceptional at a Division 1 level!

Also U of I has a good young class of vaulters. (5.28 freshman, 5.08 freshman, and 4.98 sophmore)
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby VTechVaulter » Fri May 27, 2011 1:52 pm

Army_Vaulter wrote:What about the BYU vault program this year? Seem to be tearing it up but is it because of coaching? or just gifted athletes and great facilities?


they on average are a good bit older which helps, but they also do have some very exceptional athletes and a very good coach!
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby MSTC » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:28 pm

If you want to vault at the best school then it needs to be determined by how you feel about the coach, school, and the program. One thing I have noticed is that athletes dont look for a school they can actually get better at. Sometimes they get drawn by the name of the school or the scholarship that is offered. Some of the best vaulters this country has produced have come from small schools. Its the athletes that determine how good they can become.

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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby aztecvaulter » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:31 pm

TOP 60 WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY
POLE VAULT Team

Ranked by 14’ Vaulters

1. UCLA - 5
2. ARKANSAS – 5
3. SAN DIEGO STATE – 3
4. OREGON – 3
5. Minnesota – 2
6. Georgia – 2
7. Akron – 2
8. Arizona – 2
9. Kansas – 2
10. Indiana – 2
11. Nebraska – 1
12. Washington – 1
13. Indiana State – 1
14. Kansas State – 1
15. LSU – 1
16. Stanford – 1
17. Texas Tech – 1
18. Fresno St – 1
19. Duke – 1
20. Florida – 1
21. Arizona St – 1
22. Washington St – 1
23. Notre Dame – 1
24. Florida St – 1
25. Idaho – 1
26. Liberty – 1
27. Montana St – 1
28. N. Dakota St – 1
29. USC – 1
30. S. Florida – 1
31. Wisconsin – 1
32. Tennessee – 0
33. BYU – 0
34. Cal Poly SLO – 0
35. Cal Berkeley – 0
36. Virginia Tech – 0
37. South Carolina – 0
38. Oklahoma – 0
39. South Dakota – 0
40. Michigan – 0
41. New Mexico – 0
42. Sacramento St – 0
43. Long Beach St – 0
44. Cincinnati – 0
45. Georgia Tech – 0
46. Northridge – 0
47. Air Force Academy – 0
48. Purdue – 0
49. North Carolina – 0
50. Nevada – 0
51. Missouri – 0
52. Texas – 0
53. Michigan St – 0
54. Kent St – 0
55. W. Virginia – 0
56. Princeton – 0
57. Rice – 0
58. Boise St – 0
59. Utah St – 0
60. Idaho St – 0
61. Penn St – 0
62. Navy – 0
63. Hawaii – 0
64. S/E Louisiana – 0
65. Texas St – 0
66. Houston – 0
67. Sam Houston St – 0
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby aztecvaulter » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:32 pm

TOP 68 WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY
POLE VAULT Team

Ranked by 13’ Vaulters

1. UCLA – 12
2. ARKANSAS – 11
3. NEBRASKA – 10
4. SAN DIEGO STATE – 8
5. OREGON – 8
6. WASHINGTON - 8
7. Kansas – 7
8. Purdue – 7
9. BYU – 7
10. Georgia – 6
11. Cal Berkeley – 6
12. Akron – 6
13. South Carolina – 6
14. Arizona St – 6
15. Minnesota – 5
16. Stanford – 5
17. Washington St – 5
18. Texas Tech – 5
19. Virginia Tech – 5
20. Florida – 4
21. Arizona – 4
22. E. Michigan – 4
23. Oklahoma – 3
24. Fresno St – 3
25. Tennessee – 3
26. Wisconsin – 3
27. Cal Poly SLO – 3
28. Indiana – 3
29. Kansas St – 3
30. S. Florida – 3
31. Utah St – 3
32. Montana St – 3
33. New Mexico – 3
34. Rice – 3
35. Kent St – 3
36. Long Beach St – 2
37. Michigan – 2
38. Duke – 2
39. Air Force Academy – 2
40. Indiana State – 2
41. LSU – 2
42. Sacramento St – 2
43. Florida St – 2
44. Idaho – 2
45. Georgia Tech – 2
46. Northridge – 2
47. Princeton – 2
48. North Carolina – 2
49. Michigan St – 2
50. Navy – 2
51. Hawaii – 2
52. Texas St – 2
53. Houston – 2
54. South Dakota – 1
55. Notre Dame – 1
56. Liberty – 1
57. Cincinnati – 1
58. Missouri – 1
59. N. Dakota St – 1
60. USC – 1
61. Nevada – 1
62. Idaho St – 1
63. Texas – 1
64. W. Virginia – 1
65. Boise St – 1
66. Penn St – 1
67. SE Louisiana – 1
68. Sam Houston St – 1


• This list is up to date per your University Websites Top 10 outdoor list. Some Universities include indoor marks. Some universities’ websites are not updated.
• Compiled in July 2011
• Please send me corrections. I will make them. I am not perfect. I just copied and pasted. I didn’t make your Universities Top 10 list up.
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby Barto » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:12 pm

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2011 - 3.97m Brittany Pfantz
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby jlangle1 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:45 am

Believe it or not, Eastern Michigan has had 4 over the 13' barrier
'01- Hanna Palamaa 4.10m
'03- Kelli Kern 4.01m
'08- Janice Keppler 4.10m
'11- Jessica Hemingway 4.25m

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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby coachv » Thu May 31, 2012 6:17 pm

Arkansas State: (5)
Stephanie Foreman - 4.15m (2011)
Michelle Legatt - 4.10m (2001)
Erica Naeger - 4.05m (2011)
Kelly Suttle - 3.98m (1996)
Sara Young - 3.98m (2006)

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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby altius » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:52 pm

More that any other events the pole vault and hammer throw are coach driven sports. So the key is the competence and passion of the vault coach at the college in question . and are they going to be there throughout the athletes career. On the evidence this is not as common as it ought to be. I also have to say that taking a quick look around college ranking lists and results does not fill me with any great confidence in the overall quality of vault coaches at the college level. Given the facilities, time for training and the vast range of competition opportunities at most if not all colleges I believe many are not doing the job. Challenging - but having spent considerable time working in a less than favourable environment, like most coaches in OZ, I believe standards in US colleges should be much higher.

I do realise that the vault is the poor relation in many programs and often assigned to anyone willing to take it on, but coaching this event is not rocket science - how many college coaches are real students of the event and of how best to teach and coach it. Not as many as there should be. I trust this will get a vigorous response -if only to show there is indeed some passion out there. :heart:
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