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US Pole Vaulters
Featured Open Entry Events

compiled by Reggie Henderson

The biggest US Pole Vault Meets that YOU can enter!

A guide for people whose ideal vacation includes pole vaulting. 

The list is loosely ranked, taking into account:
# of flights, # of runways, # of vaulters, venue, quality of vaulters, updated info

(The more vaulters the better, but no one wants 50 vaulters sharing one runway during warmups)

A flight is a vaulting competition group that shares a runway for a session. 

For example; if there were 2 runways and 3 sessions using both runways, there would be 6 flights. 

Corrections/Additions welcome, e-mail

Event updates and other events at my Facebook group US Pole Vaulters - Featured Events

Not listed are all the USATF Association Championships but those are great opportunities
I think this is all USATF sanctioned events
More great sites for finding full track meets include:

* indicates winter

4th of July, Vault Factory, Basking Ridge NJ
Summer PV Festival, Flying Circus, Warwick NY
DC Vault Championships, Washington DC

Jersey Jumps, Atlantic City NJ

Rochester ​Rockback Beach Vault, NY

*Mac Vault Bob Crites Invite, College Stn TX
*Winter Vault Classic, Abilene TX
*Chapman Family Vault Expo, Austin TX

*PV in Paradise, Key West, FL
Port Aransas Beach Vault, TX

Pole Vault in the Plaza, Naples, FL
Vulcan Vault, Birmingham AL
Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile AL
Mac Vault Summer Nationals, College Stn TX
Indoor Hep Masters Nationals, Kenosha WI
River Vault, LaCrosse WI
Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI

Indiana State Fair, IN

*Reno Summit, NV
Utah PVA Street Vault, Salt Lake City UT


UCS Spirit Pole Vault Summit, Reno, NV

Jan 11-13, 2024

​13 runways, 2 days, 65 Flights, 1252 Vaulters, Largest flight 29, Results: YES,  
2024 Champions: Sandi Morris 4.82, Chris Nilsen 5.90
Meet Directors: Steve Chappell, Lane Maestretti, UCS Spirit


Grand Haven Beach Vault, MI

July 12-13, 2024

2 runways, 2 days, 17 flights, 307 vaulters, biggest flight 33 Results: YES

2024 Champions Kristen Leland and Tori Thomas 4.27,Trevor Stevenson 5.33

Meet Directors: Kevin Patterson and Dave Emeott 


Port Aransas Beach Vault, TX

June 14-15, 2024

​3 runways, 2 days, 18 flights, 274 vaulters, biggest flight 18, Results:YES

2024 Champions: Nathan Filipek 5.18,  Tara Phillips & Jacelyn Neighbors 3.81
Meet Director: Greg West


Mac Vault Summer Nationals, College Station, TX

July 18-20, 2024

3 runways, 3 days, 14 flights, 290 vaulters, biggest flight 32, Results: YES

2023 Champions Jacob Wooten 5.63 & Anthony Meacham 5.48
Madison Townsend (15-16) & Madsion Snoody,Molly Haywood,EmmaTindall (17-18) 3.96 

Meet Directors: Brad & Brittany McFarland


Vulcan Vault, Birmingham AL

July 12-13, 2024

3 runways, 2 days, 14 flights, 175 vaulters, largest flight 17,

2024 Champions: Olen Oates 5.54,

Kaitlyn Dermen, Samara McConnell, Annie Kerr 4.03
Meet Director: Chris Spear


Rochester Rockback Beach Vault, NY

August 10, 2024

3 runways, 9 flights, 188 vaulters, biggest flight 26, Results: Yes

2023 Champions: Zach Ferarra 5.33, Kaitlyn Dermen, Madeline O'Connell, Haley Horvath, Allie Riches 3.96
Team Champion (top 3 guys + top 3 womens heights) Philly Jumps 25.60
Meet Director: Andy Fetzner


Dauphin Street Vault, Mobile, AL

July 20, 2024

2 pits, 9 flights, 175 vaulters, biggest flight 27, Results published: YES
2023 Champions: Alina McDonald & Heather Abadie 4.26, Luke Winder & Carson Waters 5.54
Meet Director: Drew Bentley


Winter Vault Classic, Abilene, TX

Dec 28, 2024

3 runways, 8 flights, largest flight 20, total vaulters 122 Results: on Facebook
2024 Champions: Dyson Wicker 5.20, Jacelyn Neighbors and Ekaterina Kalmykova 3.81

Meet Director: Michael McCarroll


Jersey Jumps Beach Vault, Atlantic CIty, NJ

July 27-28, 2024

2 runways,  2 days, 6 flights, 103 vaulters, biggest flight 27  Results:

2023 Champions: Spencer Powell (Nebraska grad) 4.72, Ava Allen (HS)(Shipley's Vault Lab) and Alex Hellenberg (Montana grad) 3.65

Meet Director: Mike Pascuzzo, Vertical Adventures


Pole Vault in Paradise, Key West, FL

January 7, 2024

2 runways, 8 flights, 95 vaulters, Biggest flight 17, Results: YES
2024 Champions: 1. Trey Oates and 2. Austin Miller 5.72 
1. Katerina Stefanidi-Krier and 2. Anicka Newell 4.57

Meet Director: Steve Hanes (who vaulted 11' at age 63 at this meet in 2019)


Chapman Family Expo, Austin, TX

Dec 29-30, 2023

2 runways, 2 days, 10 flights, largest flight 19, total vaulters 114
2024 Champions: Jacob Wooten 5.38, Anicka Newell 4.48

Hosted by Austin Pole Vault and West Athletics Vault Crew


HV Flying Circus Pole Vault Festival Warwick NY

July 5-6, 2024

2 runways, 2 days, 13 flights, 105 vaulters, biggest flight 19  Results:YES 
2024 Highest Vaults: Peter Roach 5.20

Lily Beattie & Ella Galloway 3.98
Meet Director: Tim St Lawrence


Mac Vault Academy's Bob Crites Invitational
College Station, TX

November 11, 2023

3 runways, 9 flights, 102 vaulters, biggest flight 21, Results: YES
2023 Champions Dyson Wicker 4.87 Jacelyn Neighbors 3.74, Masters MVPs Gary Hunter (M67) 3.50, Chet Clodfelter (M60) 3.96.  Meet Directors: Brad & Brittany McFarling (Check website: Mac Vault Academy holds frequent open-entry meets)


DC Vault Championships, Washington DC 

June 8, 2024

2 runways, 8 flights, 76 vaulters, largest flight 13, Results: DCVault Instagram
2024 Champions: Austin Miller (ESSX) 5.82, Bridget Williams (ESSX) 4.73
Meet Director: Ed Luthy & Chad Ackerman


River Vault, LaCrosse, WI

July 5-6, 2024

1 runway, 2 days, 6 flights, 85 vaulters, biggest flight 18 Results: YES

2024 Champions: Brendan Safley 5.18, Tori Thomas (Illinois U) 4.11

Meet Director: Jeremiah Burish, La Crosse Track Club


Pole Vault in the Plaza Naples FL

June 7-8, 2024

1 runway, 2 days, 5 flights, 68 vaulters, biggest flight 21  Results published: YES
2024 Champions Carson Waters 5.37, Samara McConnell and Jill Marois 4.10
Meet Directors:  Kayden Cecil, Simon Weardon


Indiana State Fair Vault, Indianapolis, IN

August 4-5, 2023

1 runway, 4 flights, 113 vaulters, largest flight: 33

2023 Champions: Collin Kao 5.25, Missy Riegle 3.96, Gary Hunter M67 3.65. 
Produced by: Over the Top Tour, LLC


Utah PVA Street Vault, Salt Lake City

August 9-10, 2024

2 runways, 4 flights, about 80 vaulters, biggest flight 21  Results published: NO
Meet Directors: Kody Pierce, Cameron Vongsawad


USATF Indoor Masters Nationals

March 21-24, 2024 Chicago IL

2024 Outstanding Performances:
Zach Ferrara M30-34 4.90
Jeffrey Coover M35-39 4.75
Wendell Beck M65-69 3.75
Joe Johnston M80-84 2.20
Dash Newington W35-39 3.60
Kay Glynn W70-74 2.60
Flo Meiler W85-89 1.20


USATF Outdoor Masters Nationals

July 18-21, 2024 Sacramento CA

2023 Outstanding Performances: M70 Carlton Huff 2.90, W37 Alicia Essex Libby 3.50


USATF Masters Outdoor Decathlon

Jun 15-16, 2024, Charlottesville VA

Results: YES, 2023 Womens Champion: Katie Straus 6709 (3.20 vault).
Mens 60 Dolf Berle 6726 (3.30 vault)
Meet Director: Stephanie Colby


USATF Masters Indoor Heptathlon

Jan 20-21, 2024   at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Results: YES, 2024 - Chet Clodfleter M60 went 3.90 in the vault, but Dolf Berle beat him in the Hep 4875 to 4554

Kay Glynn W70 set an American Record at 4575 including a 2.20 vault.

Amanda Pasko Women's Open had the top performances overall with a non-age-adjusted 4269

Meet Director: Stephanie Colby


Women's Decathlon National Championships

Aug 3-4, 2024 at Spire, Geneva OH

2023 Champion Katie Straus 6709, including a 3.20 pv
Results at
Meet Director: Stephanie Colby


Texas Elite Expo Explosion, Belton TX

Dec.2022 was the last, thanks to Jack Chapman for over a decade of this biggest event in pole vault other than the summit.  And thanks to Austin Pole Vault and Throws and West Athletics for continuing the event in 2023 as the Chapman Family Expo in Austin TX

6 runways, 34 flights, 324 vaulters, largest flight 15, Results: YES
2023 Champions Jacob Wooten (Mac Vault) 5.81 and Alina McDonald (KMR) 4.51
Meet Director: Jack Chapman


Akron Pole Vault Convention, OH

2022 was presumably the last, RIP to a great event, 2007-2022
Thanks to Dennis Mitchell for hosting this great event.

2 runways, 4 flights, 36 vaulters, biggest flight 10 Results: YES

2022 Champions Abby Knouff (U.Akron) 3.97, Matt Keim  5.05

Meet Director: Dennis Mitchell, U.Akron

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Vault in the Ville, Louisville KY

2019 was the last year, thanks for a great event Chip Heuser

​1 runway, 12 flights, 129 vaulters, biggest flight 20 (rest 14 or less), Results: YES
2019 Champions Daylis Caballero Vega (Cuba - Elitesport Texas) 4.42, Deakin Volz (Virginia Tech) 5.62  Meet Director: Chip Heuser


Jammin' & Jumpin', Henderson, KY

2022 is the last year I found results

1 runway, 6 flights, 55 vaulters, biggest flight 15 Results: 

2022 Highest Vaults: Jill Marois 4.30 Marissa Kalsey 4.30, Michael Cypers 5.15 
Meet Directors: Kevin Ferguson, SM Track Club


The Capitol District Pole Vault, Omaha, NE

Last results found for 2022

1 runway, 4 flights plus a clinic, 53 vaulters, larges flight 16, Results on website: NO.
2022 Champions Marissa Kalsey (Hollis PV) 4.40, Marshall Farout and Matt Keim 5.20
Meet Director: Emily Winckler


Old Town Clovis Street Vault, Fresno CA

Last results found were 2019

1 runway, 2 flights, Results on website: NO.
2019 Champions Megan Clark 4.41, Tray Oates & Audie Wyatt 5.48
Meet Director: Doug Fraley
This isn't open entry, but it's an iconic street vault


Tacoma Freedom Fair Beach Vault, WA

Las results found 2019

1 runway, 6 flights, 58 vaulters, Biggest flight 14, Results: YES

2019 Winners, Lianne Kistler + Samantha Serex (NW PV Club) 3.70, Zachary Klobutcher (NW PV Club) 4.97

Meet Director: Becca Gillespie Peters, Pole Vault Power


Pole Vault Miami,FL

Last meet with results 2022

2 runways, 2 flights, 31 vaulters, largest flight 36, Results:
2022 Champions - Nicole 3.81, Calvin 4.12, Meet Director David Chandler


Vaulter Magazine Stars & Stripes, Murietta CA

Last results found 2022

1 runway, 5 flights, 45 vaulters, biggest flight 10, Results:
2022 Champions Anthony Meacham 5.02, Rose Wagner 3.73

Meet Director: Doug Bouma


Crested Butte Street Vault, CO

One off meet in 2019, but what a great pic!

1 runway, 4 flights, 29 vaulters, biggest flight 9, Results:

2019 Champions: Robin Bone 4.00, Max Manson (Superior Track Club) 5.25 Meet Director: Andy Munoz, Drift Motion PVC (see website for more meets)


Wine Country Classic, Paso Robles, CA

Last results were for 2023

1 runway, 4 flights. 32 vaulters, biggest flight 10, Results: Not Published
2023 Champions: Christian Valles 4.88, Jathiyah Muhammad 4.11
Meet Director: Codie Wilshusen


Chula Vista Eagles, CA

TBD - check CV Eagles button below for updates

TBD, to includ clinics, meals, and lodging 
Meet Director: Steve Marshalek

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