May 2010

Southern Regional Pole Vault Competitions


Sunrise Girls     Winner of this competition was Taylor Frantom. A senior from green Valley High School. She was favored of winning with a seed of 11’2”. With that mark she has also the current #1 seed in the state of Nevada and is going to be favored to win the state title in 2010! She cleared 11’0” at the Regional meet. She then went to 11’4”, but could not get it. “I’m going to blow that up at state”, said Frantom. In second came Aliza Robinson, a senior out of Valley High School who jumped a personal best of 8”9’ to qualify for the state meet at Damonte Ranch H.S. Also going to the state meet is Kathleen Insigne. The senior from the Liberty Patriots cleared 8’6” and out jumped the first-year-vaulter junior from Sunrise Mountain Amanda Appling on misses.


Sunset Girls      Winner of this competition was Karli Johonnot. The all-around athlete from Centennial High School (junior) was able to defeat Renee Vogel out of Faith Lutheran High School and her teammate Natalie Schwebel. With clearing 10’0” she became the Sunset Regional Pole Vault champ. Trailing her, only 6” short, making 9’6” was Renιe Vogel. The sophomore with a personal best of 10’6”, set this season, was fighting with a critical ankle injury, but still qualified for the state championship. Also with a good performance, soaring 9’6”, had Natalie Schwebel. The bulldog is also going to go to the state meet.



Sunrise Boys    Winner of this competition was Carlos Olague. The junior out of Chaparral High School tied his personal best of 13’6” to win the meet. In second came Blaze Galardy a junior from Basic High School, also tying his PR of 13’0”. He is the first pole-vaulter to qualify for the state meet for Basic H.S. in a long time and is very proud of his success. For third place place was a three-way-tie. Matteo Holly (Silverado, senior), Jose Alcaraz (Chaparral, junior), and Nate Cregier (Liberty, freshman), all jumping 12’6”. Only missing the state meet by one (!) miss at 11’6” is Travis Varwig, a senior from Coronado High School. He was very disappointed in his loss and bled it all out afterwards.



Sunset Boys     Winner of this competition was Jack Leavitt. A junior out of Faith Lutheran High School. The Crusader with the highest mark out of southern Nevada (14’4”) cleared 14’0” at the Regional meet to claim his victory. The junior out of Pahrump Valley, Nick Stearns, won the silver medal. His PR of 13’0” brought out an arm-swinging celebration. Also qualifying for the state competition is Tanner Fulmer. The sophomore out of Desert Oasis H.S. cleared 12’6” and took third. Also, Hunter Williams brought a great performance. The sophomore from Durango High cleared 12’0” and just barely missed out on qualifying for state by taking 4th.



Congrats to all the cool kids. You did an awesome job!


  J Chris