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Pole Vault

ALTIS Pole Vault Coaching Course set to launch March 16th

With the ALTIS Foundation Course now live and gaining great reviews, our education team is working hard behind the scenes preparing more exciting Digital Education content. The first in line for release this year is the inaugural course in the new ALTIS Track & Field Education Series, which launches March 16th with Coaching the Pole Vault. Written by Coach Dan...

Vera Schmitz on Pole Vault, 10 lessons learned and the journey so far …

After NCAA Division I Championship finishes of 2nd in 2009 and 4th in 2011, three time All American Vera (Neuenswander) Schmitz entered the world of post-collegiate Track and Field. In this interview Vera talks about life as a post-collegiate Pole Vaulter, training at Altis and the journey so far. Vera – how did you get into Pole Vaulting as a...

The Canadians raise the bar

Heather Hamilton and Jason Wurster are pole vaulters from Canada who have trained and competed for over 10 years. They have also been in a relationship for almost 7 years and attribute their success in pole vault to a healthy, balanced relationship at home and at the track. They have recently completed two cycles in Phoenix and in the spring...

Lewis prepares for Rome DL

British record holder for the Pole Vault, Steve Lewis, had 24 hours to return from Prefontaine Classic in Eugene and prepare for a flight to Europe. Lewis is among 11 other competitors in this year's Golden Gala in Rome. Upon reflection of his performance in Eugene, Lewis said, "It was great to get back on the Diamond League circuit. I...

Walker & Lewis head to Eugene

The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene is a memorable event for Brad Walker. In 2008, he cleared a personal best and American record of 6.04 in the legendary “Track town”. Brad will travel to Eugene this weekend for the Diamond League along with Great Britain’s record holder Steve Lewis. They are both looking to better the world lead (5.83) that has...
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