By Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle Published 2:52 pm CDT, Thursday, June 27, 2019 University of Houston sophomore pole vaulter Robert Platt Jr. University of Houston sophomore pole vaulter Robert Platt Jr. Photo: University Of Houston Athletics Photo: University Of Houston Athletics Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 University of Houston sophomore pole vaulter Robert Platt Jr. University of Houston sophomore pole vaulter Robert Platt Jr. Photo: University Of Houston Athletics UH pole vaulter Robert Platt Jr., killed in boat crash 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Robert Platt Jr., a sophomore pole vaulter for the University of Houston, was killed in a boat crash Wednesday. He was 20. … [Read more...] about UH pole vaulter Robert Platt Jr., killed in boat crash
Pole vaulter clears 6 00 m
It’s a good thing that a few years ago it was decided that in addition to a certain number of athletes qualifying from each section in every event for the state track and field championships, at-large berths were available for those who met qualifying standards.That’s how six could become 14 — or more.Heading into Saturday’s San Diego Section track and field championships at Mt. Carmel High, there are 14 pole vaulters who have already cleared the at-large heights of 14 feet, 9 inches for boys and 12 feet for girls. That’s eight boys and six girls.Those who have already cleared that height or higher will have to do it again Saturday to advance, but that also gives a half-dozen or more vaulters who are just under the standard another chance. Since the boys prelims were stopped last week due to a lightning storm with 20 vaulters still competing, that event will be almost double its normal size.Not only are there a tidal wave of potential state qualifiers, … [Read more...] about Crop of pole vaulters may storm state meet
Jacob Rice’s world has always been way above his head.The 6-foot-1 senior at Rancho Bernardo High used to be a competitive gymnast.But his real world kept pulling him until he walked away from gymnastics to concentrate on track and field.Rice’s gaze is about 17 feet above the ground. He visits that world on a regular basis during the spring. Rice is one of the San Diego Section’s top pole vaulters.His personal record is 16 feet, 4 inches, which he reached in January at an indoor meet in Reno.Because his PR came indoors, it does not qualify Rice to be the high school state leader, who also sits at 16-4.“When people find out I’m a pole vaulter, they know what it is, but they don’t understand how high 16-4 is,” Rice said. “They kind of figure out that 16-4 is like a two-story fall. Yeah, it kind of feels like that.”Rice finished his junior season at Rancho Bernardo with a fourth-place finish at the state championships. After a slow … [Read more...] about Future up in the air for Rancho Bernardo pole vaulter
Lisa Rathke Associated Press Published 11:55 PM EDT Mar 22, 2019 Burlington, Vt. — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she’ll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and pole vault, for which she’s the shoo-in. The petite, energetic woman from Shelburne, Vermont, said she feels more like 70 than nearly 85. “But you know, I do train five days a week. And when I found out I was going to compete at the worlds, I’ve been training six days a week because I knew I would really get my body in shape,” she said last week, after track and field training at the University of Vermont. But she literally won’t have any competition in the pole vault in the championships, which runs March 24-31 in Torun, Poland. She is the only one registered in her age group, 80-84, … [Read more...] about Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 12:56 PM EST Jan 18, 2019 Children will need to be with an adult if they are at Cobo Center after 6 p.m. for the Detroit auto show this year. Detroit police issued a news release Friday to "remind parents about adult supervision guidelines" for the 2019 North American International Auto Show. That release also warned that no loitering would be allowed outside Cobo. "All minors under the age of 16 visiting the North American International Auto Show after 6 p.m. must be accompanied by a responsible, supervising adult 21 years of age or older. The guidelines will be in effect from 6 p.m. until closing for the duration of the auto show beginning Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 27," the release said. It added that assistance would be given to children who need help contacting an adult to get home. More: Detroit auto show's shift to June a risky, bold move. Will it work? More: New food court on the main floor is a first … [Read more...] about Detroit auto show: Unaccompanied minors not allowed after 6 p.m.