This past Sunday on May 8th the third annual Andy Washnik Memorial Pole Vault meet took pace. Unfortunately weather was not agreeable leading to a two hour delay and eventual shutdown of the meet before some of the top vaulters even had a chance to get over the bar. Meet Director Robert Pasek stated the decision to call the meet was due to the "Mahwah wind" picking up and creating a dangerous environment for vaulting.
However some vaulters did get to compete before the meet was ended, including Fair Lawn's junior Jessica Ippolito who cleared a 12-0 bar to win the shortened competition. Despite the poor conditions her vault is a meet record and NJ#3 so far this season. The previous record was held by Lauren Bilali of Northern Valley Old Tappan in 2015.
Placing second at this meet Francesca Porambo of Bernards would have also cleared the meet record finishing with a height of 11-2. She already ranks NJ#5 with a clearance of 11-6 at the Skyland Conference Relays.
The girls pole vault is a state event built for the future so far this season wit the top seven vaulters in the state belonging to the junior class or below.
- Full Results
- Photos from the meet by Ruben Rivera
- Girls All-Time Meet Rankings
- Boys All-Time Meet Rankings
- Girls State Pole Vault Rankings
- Boys State Pole Vault Rankings
The boys vault at this meet was won by Brian Rubenstein of Governor Livingston at 12-02. Jason Mezhibovsky of Demarest and Devin Kusmider of East Brunswick also clearing 12-02 for second and third. Rubenstein is currently ranked NJ#3 in the state with a vault of 14-0 back on April 30th at the Millburn Relays.
About Andy Washnik, the man the meet dedicated to.
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