Warwick Valley Pole Vault Fest

Warwick, NY

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<pre>Warwick Valley Pole Vault Festival
Warwick, New York
April 10, 2009

"BIG JUMPS " and GREAT FRIENDSHIPS were the high lites today at the 2nd Annual Warwick Valley Pole Vault Festival for Middle School....High School... and Open athletes from the Tri-Sate area!!!! Special thanks pour out to all our parents...volunteers...staff and athletes who made this Festival a day to remember. It was more than pole vaulting today!!!!

Special high lite was the return visit of our Coach Cauthers....the man who got all this crazy activity going in the first place. Coach looked extremely glad to see everyone and we all were thrilled to have a chance to be with him.....

Open Division
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Women....... Former North Carolina Tar heel Track Star....Laura Risi was ready to ROCK & ROLL on her 13' 7" x 170 Spirit ....as she boomed over 13' 1.5"(4.0m) on her third jump to win the Open Division over Marist University Junior...Justine Colabraro ...who flew over 10' 7" with room to spare!!! Staff Coach Risi had a near miss at 13' 4.5" as her parents cheered with pride!!!! The comeback is in full swing!!!!!!

Girls High School Division:
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MARRIONE ZIPS OVER SCHOOL RECORD 12' 7.5" (3.85m) !!!!!!!!!
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Warwick Valley Senior JENNA MARRIONE is on a HOT VAULT STREAK...with her win today at 12' 7.5"...a lifetime best and school record. Jenna used her 7 left approach and her 13' 7 x 145 Spirit to edge team mate Syd Leroy of Port Jervis(12' 1.5") Marrione's bold move to her 13' 7" pole series...gripping 13' 1" was the difference...and she near missed 13' 1.5" !!!!!

1- Jenna Marrione(Warwick Valley,NY)....... 12' 7.5" School Record !!!
2-Sydnie LeRoy(Port Jervis,NY)................. 12' 1.5"
3-Kaitlyn Cross(Suffern,NY)...................... 10' 7" School Record!!!!
4-Ariel LaChance(New Windsor,NY).......... 10' 7"
5-Carissa Leonardi(Lakeland-Panas,NY)...... 10' 7" School Record !!!!
6-Kayla Leahey(Warwick Valley,NY)........... 10' 1" PR
7-Alexandra Parise(Pine Bush,NY)......... 9' 7" PR
8-Kayla Polcari(Ridgewood,NJ)............... 9' 1"
9-Caroline McManus(Cold Springs Harbor,NY) 9' 1"

Girls Middle School Division:
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1-Erin Leahey(warwick Valley,NY)........... 7' 6" (6th Grade)
2-Emily Jados(Warwick Valley,NY).......... 7' 0"

PETERSEN AGAIN...ZOOMS Over 14' 1.5" for GOLD!!!
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Boys High School Division:
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Warwick Valley 's Ben Petersen owned the runway again..with his 14' 1.5" win in a deep HS Division today. Petersen near missed at a personal best of 14' 8.5" to edge second place Jordan Yamoah...the Arlington NY Soph at 13' 7"!!!
1-Ben Petersen(warwick Valley,NY)............ 14' 1.5"
2-Jordan Yamoah(Arlington,NY).................. 13' 7" PR
3-Sean Burns(Deleware Valley,PA)............ 13' 1.5" PR
4-Tommy Brace(Arlington,NY)................... 13' 1.5" PR
5-Tyler Saverese(Deleware Valley,PA)...... 12' 1" PR
6-Peter Benway(Fox Lane,NY)................. 11' 7" PR
7-Nick Perez(Monroe,NY)....................... 11' 1"
8-Mike Tanagretta(pine Bush,NY).............. NH

Open Men's Division:
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1-Ben Brunjes(Warwick Valley,NY)..... 13' 7" Seasonal PR

Middle School Boys Division:
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1-Todd Uckermark(warwick Valley,NY)........... 8' 1" PR
2-Jared Charleston(Monroe,NY)..................... 8' 1"
3-Danny Kelly(warwick Valley,NY)................. 7'1" PR</pre>