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
The Seward area featured a lot of exciting highlights and more this 2016 Track & Field season.
Concordia University women's team earned it's first ever team NAIA National Championship. The team was lead by a great group of throwers, but also featured Kim Wood scoring in the 800m. The Vaultdogs were present as well with freshmen McKenzie Gravo and Allison Brooks. McKenzie, the indoor and outdoor GPAC Champion cleared 12'1.5" for her second All-American (also All-American indoor). Allison cleared a new PR at 11'11.75" and just missed out on a scoring spot.
The Concordia men had two vaulters, Lucas Weichman and Tyrell Reichert. Tyrell earned his first trip to nationals and cleared 15'1 to place 10th. Lucas NH's in the PV, but that was after two days in the Decathlon where he finished National Runner-Up earning 6,858 points. During that competition he cleared 15'7" in the PV.
On both the men and women groups have many returners for 2017 season with a pile of All-American and National Qualifier experience to build upon.
The Seward High School team was lead by a very strong pole vault core. On the men's side Chase Berry and Logan Craig both cleared 14'4" and place 3rd and 4th at State. Dalton Berry, after struggling with injuries cleared 13'2". This represented the strongest PV group of boys to vault at the same time at SHS. They all return for 2017 season.
On the SHS ladies side was lead by Anna Baack, clearing 11'0" and earned her first medal at the state track meet. Kristin Oborney and Shelby Todd rounded out a solid ladies group with 9'6" and 8'6" respectively.
The Seward vaulters preformed great this year and all return next year for another fun season!
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Our 2017 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...
Vaultdogs.com is owned and updated by Jason Berry, the pole vault coach at Concordia University and Seward High School in Seward, Nebraska
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