Vaulters from Michigan Compete in UCS Vault Summit

Five pole vaulters from Michigan made the trip west to Reno, Nevada from the 30th annual UCS National Pole Vault Summit.  Over 1,100 pole vaulters, 275 coaches and 600+ parents all ascended to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Arena where 13 vault runways and pit were set-up to one of the largest pole competitions in the world.

Friday night's Elite Competition had two Michigan natives.  Gabby Leon, who is a recent University of Louisville graduate and  former East Kentwood high school state champion tied for fourth behind winner and U20 World Record Holder, Amanda Moll who cleared 4.61m (15'1.5"). 

Also placing fourth was Kristen Leland, Grand Valley State University and Chippewa Hills graduate with a clearance of 4.41m (14'5.5")

Three high school athletes competed in the all day competition with their indoor club teams. 

Competing for the  Kentwood Track Club, Sophomore Victoria Spitzley place 12th on the High School Girls #2 competition with a jump on 11'10". 

Also competing for KTC was Freshman Reece Emeott who competed in the high school open competition clearing 12'2". 

Grand Haven senior, Tobias Robbins competing for the Aquinas Vault Academy jumped in the high school open competition clearing 12'10".