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Three Auburn vaulters invade Trials

The pole vault pit at the U.S. Olympic Trials will once again have a distinct Auburn flavor. As many as three Auburn-area natives could compete at the Trials, beginning today in Eu ...

Litchfield sets up home base

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles chronicling pole vaulter Paul Litchfield’s efforts to make the U.S. Olympic team for the London Games this sum ...

Soaring toward the Summit

When Kaj Niegmann, plants his pole and propels himself over the crossbar, surges of adrenaline flow through his body. They are a reminder to him of why he works so hard to join r ...

Candler vaults to gold at state

Nine-year-old Madison Candler of Auburn Gymnastics Center won the vault competition at the level 4 state championships in Pinole over the weekend. The Colfax gymnast scored a 9.5 ...

Ring masters bars at state meet

Auburn Gymnastics Center’s Katie Ring turned in two stellar performances to earn a coveted finish in the top-10 at the level 5 state gymnastics championships Sunday in Livermore. ...

Vaulting to the next level

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on pole vaulting in the foothills. Cale Simmons knows as he progresses deeper into track and field season, the competiti ...

The sky’s the limit for Landry

Connor Landry’s pole vault coach at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo believes the Placer High graduate has plenty of untapped potential. Since Landry won the Big West Conference title i ...

Dragila off and running at Trials

Stacy Dragila had a short day in the pole vault pit Thursday and that was just fine with her. Aiming to represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games for a third straight time, the Plac ...

Litchfield taking his shot at trials

Bear River High graduate Paul Litchfield was added Wednesday to the the field of athletes in the men’s pole vault at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials this weekend in Eugene ...

3... 2... 1... liftoff

Their paths to pole vault success had the same starting point — in a completely different sport. And though the three of them compete for different schools, their paths converged ...