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Camps / Open Pit Sundays at UMN
March 05, 2013, 08:13:23 PM
It's snowing!  A sure sign that track season is here, if ever there was one.

We have completed our first indoor season at the University of Minnesota.  It was a good first draft and we're excited to improve upon the original next year.  

BUT, we're always looking for ways to keep vaulters vaulting high, and the weather looks rough, so Flight Deck is going to offer 2 additional Sunday opportunities to vault indoors at UMN.  Open pit. Come one, come all.

The details:
1. Sunday March 17th and 24th, 1-3pm
2. Bring your OWN poles (ours are being rented out for the season)
3. Bring your coach if you can
4. Bring your USATF membership card
5  $40 cash or check (each practice)
6. We will provide one Flight Deck coach to oversee the practices (Michelle Legatt), but it won't be as formal as camp instruction depending on the number of athletes attending

Hopefully this will help bridge the gap to more pole vault friendly weather.  
Camps / Our first Instructional Video is released!
February 06, 2013, 02:40:47 AM
Just what you were hoping you can listen to the White's coaching in the comfort of your own home any time you want.  Seriously, we hope you all find it useful.   It did turn out well.  Thanks to Alicia Rue, Samantha Sonnenberg, and Steve White for helping me put this together.

Camps / Shawn Francis jumps 5.51m
February 06, 2013, 02:32:55 AM
Congratulations to former NDSU great Shawn Francis on returning to his alma mater to post a new personal best of 5.51m.  This is the highest clear in North Dakota history.

Now to take down the top spot in Minnesota history. 

We have a feeling it won't be long.

Way to go Shawn!

Aimie Filmore - St. Olaf

Lauren Stelton - Minnesota State Mankato
Whitney Kroschel - Minnesota State Mankato
Dan Novak - Minnesota State Mankato

Alicia Rue - University of Minnesota
Samantha Sonnenberg - University of Minnesota

Sorry if I missed anybody...please add them if I did[:)]
News / It's a boy for the Milton's!
August 18, 2009, 03:23:41 AM
Chris and Katie Milton welcomed Jack Christopher early this morning.


8 lbs 3 oz

He sure looks like his daddy!  I'm sure the proud papa will post a picture soon for you all to see.  Both mom and baby are doing well.
What an amazing meet.  Michigan was favored to win, but the Gophers really battled today.  It was something to see!
There are still a few tickets remaining for the Women's Big 10 Championships at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse this weekend.  UMN only hosts once every 10 years.  The pole vault goes off at 2pm on Saturday.  There are 10 entrants seeded at 13' or higher so it should be an exciting competition.

You can purchase tickets at or at the door.
Congratulations to Laura on her lifetime best & NCAA provisionally qualifying height of 3.97m this past weekend!
Hats off to Jamie Steffen who put on a great event this weekend that really showed off our sport.  Everything went smoothly thanks to his hard work and planning and all the people who helped (Paul, Chris, Andrea, Laura, etc.).
It didn't hurt to have such high caliber performances as well (Alicia, Jackie, Dan, and Sam).  Pretty impressive vaulting all around.   A fun day!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next year.
General Pole Vault Discussion / Holiday Party Friday 29th
December 27, 2006, 06:03:12 PM
Hey everyone!

Based on responses we're going with Friday the 29th beginning at 6:30-7:00ish for the get together...our apologies to Michelle (we'll probably still be here after the concert).

We will provide meatballs, chips and salsa, and poker chips.  We have quite a few treats around too.  Please bring something small to share (appetizer type thing) and beverages of your choice.

If anyone has a fun activity/game besides poker feel free to bring that along as well.

See you then!
General Pole Vault Discussion / First Annual Jack's Run 5K
September 16, 2006, 01:07:16 AM
Hey Flight Deck Crew.  Please pass this on, or come and run if you like.  Jack Johnson was our beloved equipment manager from UMN who succumbed to liver cancer last year.  He was a great guy who LOVED track and field.

First Annual Jack's Run
Hosted by the University of MN at Les Bolstad Golf Course
When? - Saturday October 21 at 11:00am
What? - Open 5000m race for teams and individuals (co-ed)
$$$? - No registration fee.  Donations are accepted and proceeds will go to Cancer Research and the Jack Johnson Scholarship
Registration? -

Alicia competed Friday 6/23 after being rained out on Thursday to place 6th at the USA Junior National Championships.

Fantastic job Alicia!

Women Pole Vault
Bar Progression: 3.75/3.85/3.95/4.00/4.05/4.10/4.15
      World: W 4.47m  2/10/2001   Yelena Isinbayeva, RUS
   American: A 4.27m  4/19/2002   Lacy Janson, Florida State
       Meet: M 4.21m  6/17/2001   Amy Linnen, Arizona
   Name                    Year Team                    Finals
 1 Tori Anthony                 unattached               4.00m   13-01.50
    3.75 3.85 3.95 4.00 4.05 4.10
       O   XO    O   XO  PPP  XXX
 2 Britany Parker               unattached               3.95m   12-11.50
    3.75 3.85 3.95 4.00
       O   XO    O  XXX
 3 Lindsay Regan                Vertical Ass             3.85m   12-07.50
    3.75 3.85 3.95
       O    O  XXX
 4 Katie Veith                  Bruin Track Club        J3.85m   12-07.50
    3.75 3.85 3.95
      XO  XXO  XXX
 5 Rachel Laurent               unattached              J3.85m   12-07.50
    3.75 3.85 3.95
     XXO  XXO  XXX
 6 Alicia Rue                   Armstrong                3.75m   12-03.50
    3.75 3.85
       O  XXX
 7 Melissa Gergel               Lv's Cheetahs           J3.75m   12-03.50
    3.75 3.85
      XO  XXX
 7 Jennifer Hensel              Minn-Moorhead           J3.75m   12-03.50
    3.75 3.85
      XO  XXX
 9 Mallory Peck                 Purdue                  J3.75m   12-03.50
    3.75 3.85
     XXO  XXX
-- Victoria Pena                unattached                  NH
-- Jacqueline Perryman          Ultimate Hig                NH
    3.75 3.85 3.95 4.00 4.05 4.10
-- Jenny Soceka                 University o                NH
-- Ashley Early                 unattached                  NH
-- Allison Stokke               Higher Flyers               NH
General Pole Vault Discussion / Happy B-day to Steve
April 03, 2006, 06:44:29 PM
Steve's birthday is Tuesday this week.  We're getting together at Punch Pizza in Calhoun Village tonight (4/3) at 6:30 if you're free.  Sorry for the short notice.  Nothing fancy...just beer and 'za - Steve's favorite![:D]