— Grant Overstake (@maggievaults) June 3, 2014
WICHITA, Kan. — Some 4,000 athletes competed this past Friday and Saturday at the Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships.
Cheering them on were more than 25,000 fans at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium, including storybook State Champion, Maggie Steele, the gutsy pole-vaulting farm girl from Grain Valley, Kan.
To celebrate, autographed copies of the track and field novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, are on sale at Wichita’s premier independent bookstore, Watermark Books and Cafe, located at 4701 East Douglas (corner of Douglas and Oliver).
In addition, we’re having a drawing for a giant-sized Maggie Vaults Over the Moon cover poster!
The bookstore is open from 8 am to 8 pm weekdays and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday. The drawing will be held after the close of business this Saturday, June 7th.
Maggie says, “Congrats to our new Kansas State PV Champs!”
GIRLS: Class 1A Dallas Reed of St. Francis; 2A Laramie Leakey, Jeff County North; 3A Alicia Maloney, Marion; 4A Jannell Clampitt, Desoto; 5A Alyssa Wheeler, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel; and 6A Megan Vanderpool, SM West!
BOYS: 1A Isaac Siebert, Macksville; 2A DeShawn Pfeiff, Moundridge; 3A Austin Hager, Norton Community; 4A Ethan Meyer, Andale; 5A Luke Shaw, Topeka Seaman; and 6A Trevor Hillis, Lawrence Free State!
Complete Kansas State Track Meet Results: http://tinyurl.com/k8k8hbu
WICHITA, Kan. — More than 4,000 athletes will compete in the nation’s largest track meet this Friday and Saturday — the Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships.
Cheering them will be more than 25,000 fans at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium, including storybook State Champion, Maggie Steele, the gutsy pole-vaulting farm girl from Grain Valley, Kan.
To celebrate the biggest event on the track and field calendar, special autographed copies of the novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon will be on sale at Wichita’s premier independent bookstore, Watermark Books and Cafe, located just a few miles from the stadium at 4701 East Douglas (corner of Douglas and Oliver).
In addition, some lucky person will win the drawing for a giant-sized Maggie Vaults Over the Moon cover poster! Continue reading
State qualifiers from the Warsaw Pole Vault Club (PVP) received copies of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon as motivational awards in their state meet travel packages.
The NYPSHSAA State Indoor will be held Saturday, March 1, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
In the young adult novel by Grant Overstake, a gutsy farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas overcomes hardships and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter. The novel climaxes at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships, the largest track meet in the nation.
The story has been endorsed by US Olympians and coaches for its inspiring message to young people, including Warsaw Club Coach Michael Auble, who liked the story so much he wanted all of his state qualifiers to have a copy.
“I can’t think of a better book to put in the hands of a state-bound pole vaulter,” Overstake said. “After reading about Maggie, I know these athletes will be ready to soar.” Continue reading
EDMONTON, ALBERTA — Eleven motivational speakers will speak at the Dream Big Conference for Teen Girls and Parents. Joining them will be Maggie Steele, the inspirational storybook pole-vaulter and farm girl from Grain Valley, Kansas.
The conference, on Sunday February 9th, is designed to help teen girls find role models and resources to help them achieve more than they ever thought they could. Parents also will learn how to help their daughters be successful.
Conference organizer Sheila Hordal will present multiple copies of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon at the conference, which has drawn media attention — and an enthusiastic endorsement from the Premier of Alberta.
“This is a tremendous honor for Maggie,” Author Grant Overstake said. “For her to be lifted up as a role model at a conference dedicated to motivating teen girls is simply breathtaking.” Continue reading