Vaultdogs is a site dedicated to the pole vaulting community in Seward, Nebraska that is home to the Concordia University Bulldogs and the Seward High School Blue Jays. Both schools have long traditions in their pole vault programs.
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31
Chase Berry, an 8th grader from St. John Lutheran School in Seward, Nebraska, set the Nebraska Junior High State Record Pole Vault with 13'6" at the 2015 Nebraska Middle School State Championships.
Here is his first record vault of 13'4" at the Seward County Invite at Malcolm HS on 4/23/15.
Cassie Starks set the outdoor school Outdoor record with 12'06.25" clearance while winning the Concordia Invite in the women's pole vault. Cynthia Mick cleared 12'02.25" to join Cassie as an Automatic Qualifiers for the NAIA Outdoor National Championship meet.
Lucas Wiechman qualified for the NAIA Outdoor National Championship meet on the men's side with a 16'00.75" clearance. Brandon Ramos cleared 15'05" hitting the provisional qualifying mark.
Cassie Starks sets new school indoor record with 12'06.25" clearance while winning the GPAC Conference Champion title in the women's pole vault. Cassie was named Bulldogs Female Athlete of the Week on February 24, 2015.
Concordia comes home from the 2015 NAIA Indoor National Championships with 5 All-Americans that vaulted... Cassie Starks cleared 11'10.75" to earn 6th place. Brandon Ramos cleared 15'05.00" to earn 6th place. Then in the Heptathlon, Lucas Wiechman placed 3rd, Brandon Ramos placed 4th and Brandon Cook finished 8th.
Concordia had 5 NAIA National qualifiers during the 2015 Indoor track and field season in the pole vault and heptathlon. School record holder, Senior Cassie Starks and sophomore Cynthia Mick qualified in the women's pole vault with heights of 12'06.25 and 11'10.75" respectively. On the men's side, junior Brandon Ramos, sophomores Lucas Wiechman and Brandon Cook all placed qualifying marks in the heptathlon with scores of 5101, 4797 and 4696. Ramos and Wiechman also qualified in the open pole vault competition with clearances of 15'10.50" and 16'02.50" respectively.
The NAIA National Indoor Championships was held in Geneva, Ohio the first week of March 2015.
Cassie Starks pictured to right clearing 12'01.50".
A special thank you to Alex Heinert at Midco Sports Network for including us as part of their TV program. Alex produced this piece about our 4th of July pole vault competition we hold every year. He did a great job on the video.
Now I’m excited for next summer!!! Learn more about our 4th of July Street Vault Competition on the 4th of July page on this site.
Register Online for the 2014 Street Vault Competition
Our 2015 Summer Camps Information
Camps will cover the following events: Sprints up to 400 meters, Pole Vault, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, and Hammer Throw. Breaks will be provided for meals. There will be numerous drills taught which will include underwater vaulting at the Seward pool for the pole vault camps. The pole vault camps have overnight housing available. Included with overnight registration will be meals and lodging. A t-shirt will be provided with all camp registrations. Click here to learn more about our summer camps.
Since 1986, Concordia University, Nebraska pole vaulters have become known for consistently producing some of the top pole vaulters in the NAIA. Through the mid 90's, pole vaulters from Concordia could be seen all over the country competing with and winning some of the top NCAA and NAIA track meets. Lead by Gene Brooks, the school record holder, the vaulters from that era tallied 7 national...
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