What's the overall best school to vault at?

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New Facilities and coaching staff

Unread postby GetUpVault » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:23 pm

North Park University (www.npuvikings.com) have a brand new facility that opened in 2006 equiped with a 200m indoor track and vault runway off the south end of the track. The runway is 100ft in length - makes for a good indoor season - and the coaching staff is headed by a vaulter himself. This is an opportune place for any vaulter to be able to jump year round in the Chicagoland area and receive good coaching. NPU is a DIII school and opens its doors to athletes of all hieghts and abilities. They are really trying to start something big so take a look.

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Unread postby Bubba PV » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:17 pm

Sounds like a great program for our sport. We need to get the word out on others like this that the right attitude and environment for progress! Bubba
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Unread postby learning to fly » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:03 pm

as far as coaches go, pat licari, the coach at university of washington, coaches Brad Walker. that kinda says something

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Unread postby Bubba PV » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:01 am

I've known Pat for a long time and spoke with him at the Summit as I introduced an athlete to him. As great as Brad Walker is, Pat's been producing high level vaulters for quite a number of years before him. Can't go wrong with Pat. Bubba
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Unread postby OUvaulterUSAF » Wed May 28, 2008 3:44 pm

Not OU apparently!


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Unread postby Bubba PV » Wed May 28, 2008 4:28 pm

I think OU is a fantastic school!! Bubba
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed May 28, 2008 4:37 pm

Bubba PV wrote:I think OU is a fantastic school!! Bubba


Not if you want to pole vault! See the thread about OU cutting their vault program.

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

Unread postby TheMikeYassay » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:01 am

Thats what im tryin to find any schools interested in a one year removed 6'5'' 196 pound athlete. i did 15 5 in high school and now i can run a 4.85 as well as dunk from 7 feet out im finally grown into my clumsy a** body haha
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby kev44000 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:37 pm

I would say any school with a real pole vault coach like Kansas, Oral Roberts, USC, UCLA , Virginia Tech to name a few.

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

Unread postby GWU Vaulter » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:39 pm

East region:

University of South Carolina
Virginia Tech
Clemson
Florida State

Mid East:

University of Tennessee
Purdue

Mid West:

Kansas
Rice
Texas

West:
Washington
UCLA
BYU
Arizona State

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

Unread postby pvdthree » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:12 pm

Don't overlook D3 schools when considering your college choice. There are many D3 schools that offer a great education and a chance to continue to vault.
Monmouth College (IL) has won the past 3 NCAA DIII national titles on the men's side (Peter Sprecher OD 2007 and Jonny Henkins ID 2008 and OD 2008), Sprecher went 17'4" and Henkins 17'1" OD in 2008 after jumping just over 14' in high school.
On the women's side Jessica White placed third at both 2008 NCAA DIII meets jumping 12'6" after going 10' in hs. Monmouth has new indoor and outdoor facilities and competes against other top teams nationally each year.
The Monmouth men have placed nationally the past 2 years, 3rd OD in 2007 and 2nd ID and 10th OD in 2008. I competed at Monmouth in the 1990's and it was a great experience. Don't miss what many of the quality D3 programs have to offer.
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Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

Unread postby jcoover » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:24 pm

Mid East:

University of Tennessee
Purdue


Ouch!! No love to the Hoosiers?!

Coach Jake Wiseman's Credits

Vera Neuenswander - 12' HS - 4.12m Freshman Year, top 10 ranking, Big Ten Champ and NCAA Berth
Stephanie Chin - 12'3'' HS - 4.25m Freshman Year, top 10 ranking and NCAA Berth
Blayne Burkholder - 15'6'' HS - 5.15m Sophomore Year, Big Ten Champ and NCAA Berth
Jeff Coover - 16'6'' HS - 5.36m Junior Year, top 10 ranking NCAA Berth and All-American

Jake hasn't had an athlete yet that hasn't PRed in their first season of college!

Just thought we at least deserved an honorable mention :confused:
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