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Hard Work, Family Coaching Launch Desiree Freier to National HS Indoor Record!

Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz product Desiree Freier soars to a national high school record 14'02.75" at the New Balance National Indoor.

Desiree Freier soars to a national high school record 14’02.75″ at New Balance Nationals Indoor. (Credit: New Balance Nationals).

FORT WORTH, Texas — They may call this The Lone Star State, but the sky above Fort Worth dazzles with many superstars from TexasPoleVault Club at EliteSportz.

The club’s brightest star is Desiree Freier, the new girls’ national high school indoor record holder.

A picture says 1,000 words about TexasPoleVault Club.

A picture says 1,000 words about TexasPoleVault Club at EliteSportz.

Freier soared 14’02.75″ last weekend at New Balance Nationals Indoor 2014 at the Armory in New York City. The performance capped a stellar indoor season for the high-flying Freier. The senior at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas, also won her division at the Millrose Games with a vault of 14 feet. In fact, she set a record in every meet this indoor season!

Desieree Freier soars to national record.

Making it look easy, Freier soars to a national record!

Freier’s sky-high trajectory is the product of lots of hard work and great coaching from her father, George Rodriguez, and his son, Devin Rodriguez. They’ve been coaching her at TexasPoleVault since she picked up a pole in the 8th grade, and promptly soared to 10’09”!

Over the past four years, Desi, as she is known, has skyrocketed to become the top prep vaulter in the nation. Continue reading


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‘Maggie’ Celebrates Texas River Vault Champions!

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Texas River Vault Championship winners from left, Kendall Shaw, Lauren Garcia, and Britton Chapman.

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Maggie Steele cheered herself hoarse Saturday, June 15th, at one of the biggest pole-vault festivals in the nation, the Texas River Vault Championship!

“It was one of the greatest things that ever happened to her,” said author Grant Overstake. “The whole experience was simply awesome.”

They say everything’s bigger in Texas and this event was no exception.  TexasRiverStreetVaultlogoThe USA Track and Field Sanctioned Event featured four vault runways! There were exactly 300 participants, and 301 if you count one fictional vaulter from Grain Valley, Kan.

A copy of Overstake’s inspirational sports novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon was presented to champions in each female division. In addition, a special “Maggie Award” was presented to Adolph Hoffman of Summersett, Texas, who jumped a new Age 90 World Record of 6-0 at the event! (See Full Results Here)

The invitation to Come on down! to the Texas River Championships came from Jon Johnson, President of the event and a coach of one the nation’s premier clubs, Lone Star Pole Vaulting. He says awarding copies of Maggie will inspire the female vaulters to continue on their own quests, over the moon.

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