pole vault

Hinch an All-American at ASU

Derick Hinch capped his college pole vault season with an All-American performance at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Placer High graduate took thi ...

Maneatis makes quick ascent

The winds were whipping last week at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships and pole vaulters cringed as they walked toward the pit at Elk Grove High. It did ...

Hinch soars with Sun Devils

Derick Hinch came up short in his quest to compete at the NCAA Indoor Nationals earlier this spring. But the Arizona State sophomore didn’t spend much time wallowing in disappoin ...

Litchfield returns to his roots

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on athletes from the Auburn area who are gearing up for a run at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Paul Litchfield ha ...

Holliday hits her mark at Pan-Am Games

Becky Holliday has basked in the national spotlight several times throughout her pole vaulting career. The Penryn native got a chance to show what she could do on an international ...

Softball camp features Olympians Fernandez, Granger

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Fernandez will hold a Gold Medal Youth Softball Camp and Coach’s Clinic from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at Foskett Park in Linco ...

Auburn native headed to U.S. Track and Field Championships

Bear River High graduate Paul Litchfield is headed to the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Litchfield qualified June 13 by pole vaul ...

Hinch vaults to state title

Derek Hinch picked the perfect time to unleash his best performance of the year. The Placer High graduate soared 16 feet, 8.25 inches to win the California Community College Athle ...

Landry resumes flight at Cal

Having already captured two Big West Conference pole vault titles, Connor Landry believed he could reach even greater heights. So far, he’s been right. The Placer High graduate ...

Landry shines at Del Oro

Mackenzi Landry is not your average teenager. She enjoys spending time with family. “I like to hang out with my friends and family,” she said. “I have a huge family and we’ ...

Dragila calls it a career

PARIS — Former world and Olympic champion Stacy Dragila ended her 14-year pole vaulting career with a second-place finish at the DecaNation athletics meet on Wednesday. The 38-y ...

Crider leaps past 36-year-old Placer triple-jump record

Placer High junior Brett Crider progressed by leaps and bounds in the triple jump this spring, nearly landing at the state championships. Crider broke Placer’s 36-year-old schoo ...

Placer County’s frequent fliers

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on pole vaulting in the foothills. For Part II, see Sunday's Journal. Mackenzie Landry heard the calling from an early ag ...

HOW TO: Pole vault

The Expert: Placer High senior Derrick Hinch was looking for a sport to try to years ago when he saw then-senior Connor Landry launching himself high in the air at Le Febvre Stadiu ...

Dragila enshrined in Pole Vault Hall of Fame

RENO, Nev. — After winning a gold medal in pole vaulting in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, U.S. Olympian Stacy Dragila accomplished another major feat Friday at the Pole ...