February 2018 Coach Tom Hays Issue of Vaulter Magazine Cover On Sale Now
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The college season for Vaulter Magazine is over, and we will move on to the Coaches and legends of the sport of pole vaulting. For the first time, we will highlight the coaches only on the cover of Vaulter Magazine.
Pole Vault news, “Mondo's Swedish Indoor Record, Men's Pole Vault Summit Marks Invalidated” (The 2018 UCS/Spirit National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, featured some of the best elite performances in the event’s 28-year history, including world-leading marks by Mondo Duplantis and Sandi Morris. (2018). (Retrieved from https://www.flotrack.org/articles/6085005-mondos-swedish-indoor-record-mens-pole-vault-summit-marks-invalidated/)
“Jacobus flies high to win pole vault
” (Arkansas pole vaulter Lexi Weeks watches during the Arkansas Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13 (2018). Retrieved from (http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2018/jan/27/jacobus-flies-high-to-win-pole-vault-20/)
On the cover, Coach Tom Hays, University of Kansas Pole Vault Coach. “Hays’s vaulting career may have started unstructured, but his dad was quick to change that, purchasing Hays his first fiberglass pole in sixth grade. Hays and his friend Jimmy Metzger from his backyard vaulting days went on to jump throughout middle and high school together, coached by Hays’s dad.” You don’t want to miss this article from one the pole vault legends amongst us. Catch this article and see what it takes to live and breathe the sport of pole vault. Good job and a wonderful article and insight by Samantha Kaplan.
Kreager Taber writes about Vaulting with Intention: Goal-Driven Behavior to Enhance Vaulting Performance. What a great read and inspiration for the athlete that need that little extra push. “Although 80% of New Year’s resolutions are said to fail by the second week of February, making goals for improving pole vault technique and achieving higher marks can help vaulters improve and remain motivated throughout the season.” Come check out this read and get a better understanding of your goal-driven behavior.
Check us out next month when we sit down and talk to Coach Tim St. Lawrence and his knowledge of the sport. Fun times ahead, stay tuned!