Bella Vista High School
Bella Vista High School is located at
8301 Madison Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Pioneer High School
Pioneer High School is located at
1400 Pioneer Ave
Woodland, CA 95776
Cell Number: 530-867-4286
Vaulters, Coaches, Parents,
In the summer of 2017, YSTFC will put on 6 all-comer pole vault meets. Like the last two years, we will host five regular meets and conclude the series with a sixth and final championship meet. As before, we will award trophies to the winners in each of the following four divisions:
High School Boys
High School Girls
Winners will be determined by adding the vaulter’s final height at each of the first five meets together with three times their final height at the championship meet**. The winner will be the one that has the highest cumulative height within each division. Winners will receive their trophies at the conclusion of championship meet. We will also award a PR medal to each regular meet’s most improved vaulter. We’re pretty excited about this format and we hope you are too.
NEWS FLASH!! One change of note. This year we will be splitting each regular meet into two sessions. The first session will have an opening height of around 6 feet and will start at 11:00 AM. The second session will have an opening height of around 10 feet and will start no earlier than 1:00 PM. Start time of the second session is dependent on the number of vaulters in the first session and when that session ends. Don't worry, plenty of warm-up time will be allowed before the start of the second session. The series championship meet will be one session only and will start at 11:00 AM.
The cost to compete is $10 per vaulter and the meets are free to spectators, so come and support your favorite vaulter. Registration is day-of, no need to pre-register. Please however, make sure you show up before registration is closed which is generally 10 minutes before each session's start time which is 11:00 AM for session one and 1:00 PM for session two. Doors open at 9:00 AM. For insurance purposes, a valid USATF membership number and a liability waiver is required.
Go to https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/index.asp to renew your membership or join USATF. Remember, a valid USATF membership number is required to participate in any of our meets.
Download the liability waiver, fill it out, sign it and bring it to your first meet. Don’t worry, if you forget yours, we’ll have more. Vaulters under 18 must have a parent sign the form. Liability forms are kept on file and are only required once for the series.
*Graduating seniors will be considered to be in the High School Division.
**Attendance at every meet is not required for awards, but it is highly recommended.
Yolo Striders Track & Field Club
We put Yolo Striders Track & Field Club together with the goal of providing a safe environment to both practice and compete in the Pole Vault. Founded in the Fall of 2011, YSTFC has been serving area vaulters of all ages including high school, collegiate, open and masters age groups. Our current facilities include Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, CA and Pioneer High School in Woodland, CA. YSTFC is a recognized nonprofit 501(c)3 and a USATF Track and Field Club, (#0464) belonging to the Pacific Association of USATF.
Since our founding we have hosted 44 meets, 2 clinics and witnessed over 260 unique individual vaulters continue their pursuit of the ever illusive PR. We are proud to say that YSTFC meets have provided the forum for over 89 new PRs.
Unfortunately, we are unable to continue this tradition this year due to an injury I sustained to my right arm which turned out to be more serious than my Doctors originally thought. I underwent surgery on Monday, 6/18/2017, and was told not to lift anything for 3 months or drive for 6 weeks. Given the amount of work needed to pull off not only the meet but the preparations for the meet I thought it best not to risk my health or risk the use of my arm. After consulting with a few trusted friends, I decided to cancel..
2017 Summer Schedule
3rd Annual Yolo Striders Track and Field Club (YSTFC)
Summer Pole Vault Championship Series
YSTFC Summer Pole Vault Championship Series
Meet #1: Saturday, 06/10/2017*
Meet #2: Saturday, 06/24/2017* - CANCELLED
Meet #3: Saturday, 07/08/2017*- CANCELLED
Meet #4: Saturday, 07/22/2017*- CANCELLED
Meet #5: Saturday, 08/05/2017*- CANCELLED
Championship: Saturday, 08/19/2017- CANCELLED
*Session 1 at 11:00 AM. Session 2 no earlier than 1:00 PM
All meets will be held at Bella Vista High School located at 8301 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628