Could I have potential?

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Could I have potential?

Unread postby jsolka » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:36 pm

So I am a junior in high school and this is my first year ever pole vaulting. I recently quit gymnastics this past summer and I competed level 9 before I quit so I was good at it. Anyways, since this is my first year vaulting, I've only cleared 6'6". The season is just starting, and the whole winter season we didn't have a pit at our school so all we were able to do was drills. I know people keep telling me stuff like "Oh you can get some college money if you wanted to" and stuff like that. I am really starting to think about it, and college pole vault is something I am interested. It's kinda hard right now to tell if I will be good enough for anything significant in college, but does anyone think I have potential? I'm not sure if I should really be thinking about college since I've just started, but it's my junior year so I really need to get going if I am. Once again this is only my first year, and I am very interested in looking into going to college for vaulting. What should be a goal height for the end of this high school season to know I'm on the right track to be able to get recruited?

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Re: Could I have potential?

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:02 pm

If you want to get recruited you should try to jump 11' in a meet by the end of summer, that might get you some interest from some of the smaller schools.

Work on getting faster, gymnasts tend to have poor running mechanics.

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