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Unread postby achtungpv » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:44 am

If your family shows up to the state meet wearing homemade t-shirts to support you but the image underneath the words "pole vault" is of a high jumper. (I've seen this)
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Unread postby achtungpv » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:51 am

If your tights have white crease marks from ironing with heavy starch.
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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:22 pm

I'm thinking about making a T-Shirt with some of these and wearing it at the summit next year. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. :D

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Unread postby 2-15-46 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:10 am

whuts so wrong with all of the above??????
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Unread postby achtungpv » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:36 am

If your prized heifer at the Livestock Show is named "Dragila".

If you use a pole to smash mailboxes on the weekend.
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Unread postby BadMotherVaulter » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:26 pm

theczar wrote:if your energy drink is Ski soda. (it's a Southern Illinois thing ;) )

if you practice barefoot on a regular basis.

if you take off your shirt at practice every day and still have a nasty farmer's tan.


i thought i was one of the only few people in this world who enjoys Ski... =)
suck it up.

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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:55 pm

If you've ever stolen the school's javelin to go deer hunting.

If the label on the tights you are wearing under your shorts says "Fruit of the Loom."

If every practice ends with an argument about who gets to ride in the front of the truck.

If your dad's idea of dressing sharp at the Olympic Trials is wearing his red suspenders and a new straw hat. (I love you Pop.)

If the fact that you you have a bunch of rusty farm equipment and an arc welder means you never have to buy another box.

If you have ever decided how much of a supplement to take by splitting the difference between the dosages for swine and cattle printed on the label.

I've seen (or done) :o all of these. (Thankfully not the last one.)

We should go through and mark all of these that are actual fact.
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Unread postby achtungpv » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:49 pm

If your meet results are published in the local 4H newsletter.

If your family holds hands and prays out loud to Jesus for your competitor to miss the bar. (I've seen this)

If the snacks you bring to a meet are stored in glass mason jars.

If you've ever asked Gill Athletics if they have a layaway plan like Wal-Mart.

If you get upset by the fact the Republic of Texas doesn't have its own Olympic team.

If you vaulted in college, graduated, and became a farmer anyway.
"You have some interesting coaching theories that seem to have little potential."

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Unread postby ashcraftpv » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:44 am

best. thread. ever.
PoleVaultPlanet is coming.....

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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:50 pm

If the phrase "tuck and shoot" reminds you of the time you fell out of a deer stand.

If your national championship was bumped off the front page of your hometown newspaper because the baseball team made it to district.

If you have ever used a cane-pole for a crossbar.
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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:56 pm

achtungpv wrote:If you watch vault videos from the 80's for new ideas for styling your mullet.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wooo4n8weU4

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Unread postby souleman » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:47 am

From the north:
If you've ever had your Mom pull her car into the track and park at the top of the runway with the headlights on so you and the other vaulters could see the box because the meet went "really late".

If you really DO know how to make a pit out of tires, tarps, hay and sawdust.

if you actually think that the above pit will "work just fine".

if you know how to make standards out of pvc pipe and stage lighting trees and they "work just fine".

if after you blow the snow off your driveway you go down and clear off the runway too just in case it gets nice enough to get a couple of jumps in.


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