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Vera Schmitz

Upcoming weekend action includes Diamond League and more…

Weekend action kicks off this Friday with Melvin Echard starting at the OTC Elite Long Jump meet at Chula Vista. Vikas Gowda competes Saturday in New York - once again contesting the discus in what is promising to be a star studded Diamond League meeting. Also on Saturday Pole Vaulters Heather Hamilton & Vera Schmitz contest the Tim Mack Summer...

Diamond League action continues this weekend

Diamond League action continues this weekend at the Prefontaine Classic, with American Record Holder Brad Walker set to compete in the Pole Vault Saturday, whilst Shot Putter Reese Hoffa - a guest this past week at Altis - will compete today at the prestigious meet in Eugene. Further south, Altis Pole Vaulters Khyati Vakharia, Heather Hamilton and Vera Schmitz -...

Competitive action heats up in Texas & Arizona this weekend

This weekend's competitive stage is set with today's action kicking off for our throwers at the University of Arizona - with Vikas Gowda and Rachel Longfors competing in the Discus, while Rashad Williams contests the Shot Put at the Tucson Elite Throws Meet. Closer to home, the action heats up for our Pole Vaulters with Vera Schmitz, Khyati Vakharia and...

Weekend competition schedule

Diamond League competition continues this weekend with Steve Lewis (GBR) and Yanbo Yang (China) set to compete in Shanghai on Sunday. Closer to home, the action starts today with Korean hurdles Taekyong Park, Byoungjun Kim and Hyelim Jung competing in the 110m and 100m hurdles respectively in Redlands, CA. Meanwhile, Saturday will see Matthias Buehler (Germany) contest the 110m hurdles...

Altis Community Ambassador Program update

Following the 2013 launch of the Community Ambassador Program, Altis athletes have been working hard behind the scenes to make an impact in the local community. In this insightful update written by Long Jumper Christabel Netty, and Pole Vaulter Vera Schmitz, we hear about their work so far. “This past fall Altis athletes set out on a mission to give...

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...
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