Pole Vault Manchester
The annual Vault Manchester Pole Vault competition, hosted by
Sale Harriers, took place at Sportcity on the weekend of March
9/10th.This year, the ninth of the competition, for the
first time had a European Champion taking part!
Many records were also broken. It had the largest number of
entries; the biggest crowds; and the Sportcity Stadium and Vault
Manchester Women's record went when Holly Bleasdale, the European
Women's pole vault champion jumped 4m 61. (Holly used to be
coached at Sportcity with Julien Raffalli).
This year the competition hosted vaulters aged fnine to sixty
years with beginners entering their first ever competition inspired
by many of the top UK men and vaulters from Norway, France, Finland
The results from Sale Harriers vaulters were:
Andrew Sutcliffe finishing with Silver in the men's elite with a
height of 5m 36
Jacob Sutcliffe made his third PB in consecutive competitions
jumping 4m 26
Matt Cullen also took part in the Elite
Zach Harrop had a great day, improving his PB by of 21cm and
finished with 3m 71.
Matthew Ogden jumped 3m 11
Zavia Hill jumped in the afternoon.
Nine year old Sophie Ashurst, daughter of former Sale Pole
Vaulter, Andy, cleared 1m 86.
Annie Williams cleared 2m 51.
Thanks once again go to Manchester City Council for supporting the
event, the staff at Sportcity for their help and also to the number
of injured Sale vaulters that were unable to compete who helped
with the event.
(Presented by Andy Byres)
Posted 24/03/2013 11:48