GA Indoor PV State Championships Bring Out Best Of The Best

The GA Indoor Pole Vault State Championships brings out the best of the Best this Weekend!

by Hal Fairbanks

MileSplit Georgia will be on site for pictures, interviews, and videos.

This weekend, Saturday, January 21 & Sunday January 22, Pole Vault Atlanta will be presenting the GA Indoor Pole Vault State Championships at the Atlanta Track Club's Indoor Facility. This is the 8th Annual edition of this event.

This year's two-day meet will host over 110 vaulters from all over GA and surrounding states. The meet will have ages 8 to 80 competing for the State Title! This meet will be the largest Indoor pole vault only meet held east of the Mississippi. It is also the oldest such event (at 8 years) in the Southeast.

Girls Highlights Preview:

Although Becky Arbiv's Meet record of 13-7 looks to hold its place, there will be plenty of sharp competition for the State Title.

Amelia Johnson of Hart County comes in with the top mark of 12-8. She is followed closely by two more mid 12's in Kelly Regan (Mt Pleasant PV) at 12-6 and Silvana Lopez Ramirez (Altitude Sickness) with her recent PR of 12-5.5.

Three PV-ATL jumpers appear to be in striking distance of the leaders:

Layla Keadle, 12-2, Madison Townsend, 11-10.75 & 9th Grade upstart Adair Carlin, 11-10.75

Boys Highlights Preview:

The Boys competition looks to be heated and HIGH! Hunter Mallard's Meet Record of 16-0.25 looks like it will be in jeopardy by two boys in particular:

Zane Gibson(Flicky Stick PV) and Brenden Vanderpool (Whitfield PV) have both cleared 15-8.5 this Indoor Season, both posting PR's in the same meet. The battle between these guys I going to be great!

Rounding out the next tier of jumpers, all over 14-6, are:

Jordan Frank, (PV-ATL): 14-8.5, Finley Link, (PV-ATL): 14-8.5, Connor McLain, (Flicky Stick PV): 14-6.5, Owen Anderson, (Sky Vault), 14-6.25, & Will Frederick, (Flicky Stick PV): 14-6.25