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Maggie Has a Whale of a Time in New England

Balmy weather and a brisk ocean breeze greeted the intrepid vaulters at the New England Beach Vault.

A brisk breeze boosted intrepid vaulters at the New England Beach Vault.

Maggie Steele had an awesome day at the New England Beach Vault.

A windblown contestant receives a copy of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.

A contestant receives ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.’

With sunny blue skies and temps in the 70s, the weather was picture perfect for pole-vaulting at Narraganset Town Beach, Rhode Island, where a brisk ocean breeze boosted the intrepid vaulters.

Co-sponsored by the Patriot Pole Vault Club and Mansfield Athletics, nearly 30 athletes competed in the event, held September 29th. Copies of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon were presented as special awards.

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The event attracted many athletes to the only beach vault in the region.

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‘Minutewoman Maggie’ Gallops to New England Beach Vault!

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Rhode Island’s Narragansett Town Beach perfect for pole-vaulting.

One if by land, two if by sea, Minutewoman Maggie is on a fast gallop from Grain Valley, Kansas, to New England Beach Vault 2013.

2012_NE_Beach_Vault_Logo2Author Grant Overstake received an email on Sunday, inviting his storybook heroine, Maggie Steele, to share the award stand this Saturday at beautiful Narragansett Town Beach, RI, where his novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, will be presented as special awards.

“Of course,  we said, ‘Sure, she can make it!'” Overstake said. “And then we felt the panic set in, wondering if she could really get there in time. But, knowing Maggie, I’m sure she can.”

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It’s 1,461 miles from Grain Valley, Kansas, to the New England Street Vault at Narragansett Town Beach, RI. Maggie is traveling via Express Mail in an airplane, not on horseback.

The New England Beach Vault is the only beach vault in New England. Event organizer, Coach Douglas Lang is delighted to learn that one of this year’s newcomers will be the most inspirational storybook pole-vaulter in the nation. Continue reading