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    5 underclassmen back who have jumped over 16-10

    Pole Vault
    17-2.75 *SCOTT ROTH, Granite Bay, CA
    17-0 **SPENCER MC CORKEL, Bryant,AR
    17-0 *JORDAN SCOTT, Oconee County, Watkinsville, GA
    16-10.25 *MICHAEL MORRISON, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA
    16-10 *ALEX BENTLEY, Tomball, TX

    From Jim Spier's High School List

    2006 Girls will be hard pressed to top 2005's Girls with two 14 footers.

  • #2
    Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

    The USA usually always has 3 17ft vaulters and a few upper 16ft'ers. I know when i was a senior it was like this:
    1996
    Jim Davis 17'1"
    Jacob Davis 17' 1/2"
    Russ Buller 17' 1/4"
    A few upper 16ft'ers.

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    • #3
      Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

      There are usually not 5 sophomores and juniors over 16-10 though. The most there have been in any year since 1999 is 2.

      Outdoors the last 2 senior classes have only had one 17 footer between them.

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      • #4
        Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

        does the guy near rochester, n.y. have any good jumpers after mary saxer graduated?

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        • #5
          Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

          >does the guy near rochester, n.y. have any good jumpers after mary saxer >graduated?<<

          If Suhr doesn't have any, he'll find some studs and turn them into 14ers.

          Magic potion for success:

          1. Start with better athletes than anyone else
          2. Dedicate your life (and the lives of the athletes and their families) to making them good
          3. Do it 52 weeks a year
          4. Be a really good coach and motivator

          Voila - success! I ain't knocking it - it works, there's no abuse, and it's all voluntary. But it takes everything you've got, and not many people (coaches OR athletes) are willing to go that far.

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          • #6
            Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

            apparently, suhr is quite a story. develops top girl jumpers in a place very hostile to jumping, much as tim mack started out in the cleveland area. if there are tougher winds than off the great lakes, i don't know weher they are.

            but . . . wasn't saxer very good in the lj, 19 feet or so? so at least she had outstanding athleticism. wouldn't it be easier to turn a good long jumper like saxer into a 14-foot pver? not belittling a tremendous record, and have no idea if saxer had gymnastic training. but athletic ability is athletic ability.

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            • #7
              Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

              >>wouldn't it be easier to turn a good long
              >jumper like saxer into a 14-foot pver?<<

              See Point #1 above.

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              • #8
                Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

                a long jumper would certainly bring the speed needed to be a top pole vaulter.

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                • #9
                  Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

                  T&FN needs to do a 25th anniversary special on the best class of all-time...the 1981 class of Joe Dial (18'1.25"), Greg Duplantis (17'11.75" - was 18' before clearance, 17'11.75" after clearance?), and Dale Jenkins (17'10.5"). Best year ever.

                  Kurt

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                  • #10
                    With Mike Morrison clearing 17 feet last week, we will enter the outdoor season with 4 vaulters already having PR's over 17. It is going to be a great year, maybe not 1981, but a great year nonetheless.

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                    • #11
                      Maybe tough to compare on a height basis as things've changed much, but another good year was '69 which included Casey Carrigan, Steve Smith, and Robert Pullard - all of whom went on to jump at the world class level. No slouches they ...

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                      • #12
                        Yet another indoor 17 footer with Phil Hanson of Pontiac, Illinois going 17-01.25 at the Illinois Prep Top Times meet at the University of Illinois on Saturday.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

                          Originally posted by Kurt Francis
                          T&FN needs to do a 25th anniversary special on the best class of all-time...the 1981 class of Joe Dial (18'1.25"), Greg Duplantis (17'11.75" - was 18' before clearance, 17'11.75" after clearance?), and Dale Jenkins (17'10.5"). Best year ever.

                          Kurt
                          best ever. and before all these "super poles" and training 24/7.................

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                          • #14
                            Re: 2006-Banner Year for HS Pole Vault?

                            Originally posted by Kurt Francis
                            T&FN needs to do a 25th anniversary special on the best class of all-time...the 1981 class of Joe Dial (18'1.25"), Greg Duplantis (17'11.75" - was 18' before clearance, 17'11.75" after clearance?), and Dale Jenkins (17'10.5"). Best year ever.
                            Good thought!

                            In a previous thread in which we discussed the progression of the HSR, I posted this about '81:

                            Dial 17-6 3/4
                            Dial 17-9 1/2
                            Dale Jenkins 17-10 1/2 beating Greg Duplantis 17-10 1/2 with both beating Dial at a lower height.
                            Dial 17-11
                            Duplantis 17-11 1/2
                            Dial 18-1/4
                            Dial 18-1 1/4

                            then it goes to Richards 18-2 in '85 and Eshbach 18-1 1/4 in '99 before Skippy.

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                            • #15
                              More over 17!

                              Ryan Shuler of Granite Bay Ca. is the newest yesterday at 17-4. His teammate Scoth Roth also topped 17-4 at that same meet in Modesto.

                              From Last Week in Texas:

                              17-0.25 Nick Frawley of Midlothian, TX

                              Counting Indoor that is 7 17 footers I think

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