June is here and many of you are out of school or very close to it.
Soon you will be getting ready for a full summer of pole vaulting. Many
will go to camp, some will find the nearest street or beach vault, many
will choose the route of USATF and AAU Nationals to keep them busy all
summer long. Best of all you have the options out there to get the job
With that said, John Clark is back, and he’s been working hard as
usual. One of the hardest working Master’s Vaulter around. “A week after
torrential thunderstorms washed out the Texas Senior Games track and
field competition in San Antonio, it was back to work at Jack Chapman’s
Texas Elite Pole Vaulting club in Killeen.”
Kreager Taber has hit the ball out of the park with this article
about Cornelius Warmerdam. The worlds greatest pole vaulter is a story
that can’t be missed. “Growing up on a farm close to Hanford,
California, Warmerdam and his brothers created a makeshift pole vaulting
pit after becoming interested in the sport. In an interview with Track
and Field News, Warmerdam stated, “I don’t know why one of us wasn’t
killed”. The story goes on from there and should not be missed.
On the cover, we have the Vault Barn out of Texas. Part of our
coaches series, we highlight some of the best coaches around the United
States. Club and school coaches are a highlight and should be
recognized. It takes a lot to start an athlete off with no knowledge of
pole vault and send them off to college after jumping 17’. “As a head
high school track coach for 22 years, a football offensive and defensive
coordinator for 20 years, a strength and conditioning coach for 11
years, and an Athletic Director for 9 years, Hall has had his fair share
of public school coaching.” There is a lot to be learned from this
coach and you can read it all here.
We will catch up again in July and hopefully, everyone will have that
summer vibe under control. We would like to thank all of our supporters
and our team here at Vaulter Magazine that makes this happen each
month. We have social media personal, writers, design staff, editors and
more, that work tirelessly to make all of this happen! Thank you!