Are NY's Pole Vaulters Considered 'Specialists'?

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Breakdown: Speed is the name of the game down the Pole Vault runway, so it is no surprise that the 55m is the biggest crossover event.  Nearly 25% of our athlete pool contested that event Indoors, with the fastest being Jeniel Foster (Middletown) at 6.64.  For him, that translated to a 12-0 vault, not bad for a boy.  However, nearly matching the 55m was the 300m, a longer sprint than may have been expected.  After that, the Long Jump comes into play, which might be the field event most suited for the Vaulters.  A short approach, and trying to hold position in the air for as long as possible.

Do they specialize: Of the Top Ten Vaulters in the State, only three athletes didn't compete in another event.  Those three were State Leader Charles Crispi (Farrell) with a best of 16-5.25, Colin Duignan (Fordham Prep) and Louis Logsdail (Iona Prep), with a best of 15-0.  Of the remaining athletes, none contested more than two other events, with many of them trying a single "other" event during Championship season.  It would seem specialization is key in the Boys Vault.

Top 200 Boys Vaulters

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