Yes, the headline is correct. Every year Port Aransas host a major pole vaulting event. Pole vaulters come from all over Texas to spend two days here testing their skills. The event draws college athletes as well as Olympic team members. The whole idea is for the students and athletes to get together and participate in some wholesome, friendly rivalry. This event took place yesterday, and I was certainly glad I went. I hope you enjoy it.
This first photo gives you an idea of the track and the contestants lining up. Also, you can see the number of poles at the ready
Here is a shot of one of the two tracks being used. This also gives you an idea of the spectator base.
This shot was interesting to me since it shows how high the bar is in relation to the size of the athlete. She is just talking off.
Here is a different athlete going over the bar
And then the long way down.
In this shot, you can see a contestant getting ready for her vault.
This young person is an Olympian.
Her starting run shows how every muscle in her body becomes employed.
Here is a shot of the bar.
On the second track, the bar was a little lower. Here an athlete makes it over
Back to the big bar. Here is an athlete who gets tangled in the bar. It is designed, so the athlete does not get tangled.
Of course, the Hot Dog Lady would not miss this event.
I like this next shot because it shows the pole vaulting equivalent to the soccer mom. It takes a trailer to cart those poles.
I love this shot since it shows all these young people getting ready to vault. You can never doubt the future with a picture like this showing their interest.
Here is a final shot of the venue which is one of Port Aransas’ parks
By the time you read this, I will be on my way overseas. If my response is delayed it is because I have run into a WiFi dead spot. Otherwise, I will have pretty good connections today.