Apex Vaulting is a club that began in the Spring of 2007 in West Milford, New Jersey.  We started out practicing outdoors during the Spring and Summer seasons with only a few athletes. Since then we have grown into a club that coaches about 100 athletes all year round at an indoor facility, that is fully equipped with weight equipment (squat racks, benches, bumper plates, high bar, etc.) as well as mats and poles, during our Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Sessions. Our mission is to provide our athletes with the knowledge, equipment, and passion needed for successful, efficient, and safe performances.

                             

email: apexvaulting@gmail.com     phone: (201) 669-1828


And remember Apex Vaulting is a USA Track and Field Club and our members must me USATF members.  To join USATF visit www.usatf.org.  Our club ID is 07-0969.

Our club has access to over 170 poles, and we are always adding more to our collection to better serve our club members.  During practices all our athletes have access to the poles and when Apex is in attendance of a meet, again our athletes and others are always welcome to use our poles.  

Apex Vaulting is a club that was forged through the passion of a few pole vaulters and a pole vault coach in the hopes that everyone could improve through hard work and determination to fulfill their potential. Whether that potential means the athlete will be world class or just improve their own personal record is insignificant.  Learning and improving at any level is the main goal.  We have a passion for the sport that goes beyond words.  We are a small community in the athletic world.  Pole vaulters are few and far between and if we can help someone succeed who is willing to work we will be there.  We will go the extra mile.  We will put the time in.  More than anything else we consider ourselves a family.  

                                         A message from the Coach

Apex Vaulting USATF ID # 969    email: apexvaulting@gmail.com     phone: (201) 669-1828

Below you will find a list of all time records for            Apex Vaulters.

Congratulations to all the athletes who made the Bergen and Passaic County All-Decade Teams. (2001-2010)

Indoor Track

1st Team Bergen

Michelle Favre


1st Team Passaic

Adam Lazor


Honorable Mention

Bergen

Tim Blashford


Passaic

K.L. Markson

Casey Monks

Outdoor Track

1st Team Bergen

Michelle Favre


Honorable Mention

Passaic

Adam Lazor

High School Boys

PR/Name                                        School/Year

14’8 1/4”  Dean MacDonald              West Essex 2014

14’7”    Tim Blashford                    Ramapo 2007

14’6”    Chris Steele                       Pompton Lakes 2011

14‘6”    Keith Gandy                       Indian Hills 2013          14‘6”    Adam Mszanski               West Morris Mendham 2013

14’4”    Brad Hoey                          River Dell 2011

14’3”    Dave Cariello                      Morristown 2009

14‘       Adam Lazor                        West Milford 2007

14‘       Pete Matano                       Wayne Hills 2008

14‘       Mike Baselice                      Don Bosco 2011

14‘       Steve Felice                        Midland Park 2011

14‘       Christian Lavorgna              Pope John 2011

14‘       John Isemann                      West Morris Central 2012

14‘       Calvin Hartman                     River Dell 2012

14‘       Dylan Downing                       Ridgewood 2012

14‘       Travis Fisher                        North Arlington 2015

14‘        Andy Accardi                      Pompton Lakes 2015

14‘        Calvin Gould                       Lakeland 2015

14‘        Jake Smith                          West Essex 2016

13’10”  Josh Davidson                    Eastern Christian 2011

13’8”    Calvin Gould                        Lakeland 2014

13’7”    Tarou Seki                           Pascack Hills 2011

13’6”    Brad McNamara                  Pompton Lakes 2009

13’6”    Dan Scullion                        Wayne Hills 2010

13’6”    Kevin Costantino                 Dumont 2012

13‘6”    Chris Forte                           Morristown 2012

13‘6”    Alex Sisco                             Hasbrouck Heights 2012

13‘6”    Allan Wong                             Ridgewood 2012

13’6”    Patrick Morgan                    Ridgewood 2014

13’6”    Willem Glans                      River Dell 2015

13’6”    Enea Peci                            Emerson 2015

13’6”    Christian Persichetti            Notre Dame 2015

13’3”    Simon Im                             Ramapo 2009

13‘ 3”   Andy Accardi                        Pompton Lakes 2014

13‘       Danny Davenport                 Wood-Ridge 2008

13‘       Matt Selle                             Wood-Ridge 2008

13‘       Josh Alloro                            Cresskill 2010

13‘       Lucas Fez Sedycias              Hasbrouck Heights 2011

13‘       Jose Gonzalez                       PCTI 2012

13‘       Nick Palmer                            Delbarton 2013

13‘       Teddy D’Amico                      Bergen Catholic 2013 

13‘        Mike Skinner                        Oratory Prep 2014

13‘        Andrew Braun                       Northern Highlands 2016

12’6”    Konrad Krolikowski               West Milford 2005

12’6”    Connor Glacken                    Lakeland 2011

12‘6”    Dave Reed                             Delbarton 2012

12‘6”    Dom D’Antonio                       Seton Hall Prep 2012

12’6”    Christian Zoufaly                    Scotch Plains 2013

12’6”    Anthony D’Arrigo                    Lakeland 2014

12’6”    Travis Fisher                            North Arlington 2014

12’6”    Matt Danz                               Hasbrouck Heights 2014

12’6”    Steve Yeung                           Morristown  2014

12’6”    Chris Beute                            Delbarton 2015

12’6”    Chris Puntasecca                  Don Bosco 2015

12’6”    Will Kraemer                          Chatham  2016

12’6”    Cameron Horn                       Montville 2016

12‘       Sean Reid                              Pope John 2008

12‘       Mike Stitt                                West Milford 2009

12‘       Lukas Kaefer                          River Dell 2011

12‘       Jason Shim                            Cresskill 2012

12‘        Jose Polanco                        Lyndhurst 2014

11’6”    Matt Shubart                          West Milford 2006

11’6”    Steve DiGerardo                    Pompton Lakes 2009

11‘6”    Mike Moore                             Bergen Catholic 2012

11’6”    Tim Waanders                        Hackensack 2013    

11‘       Connor Bosworth                    Morristown 2009

11‘       David Green                            Verona 2009  


High School Girls

12’6”    Marlee Sabatino                     Hillsborough 2012

12’4 3/4” Kristina Langan                    Wayne Hills 2015

12‘3”    Kas Rozalski                            Queen of Peace 2014 12’1”    Michelle Favre                       Saddle Brook 2008

12‘       Chelsea Hartigan                    Ramapo 2010

11’10 3/4”    Emily Shipley                    Hillsborough 2012

11’6”    Melissa Meggiolaro                 Whippany Park 2008

11’6”    Brit Dalcais                             West Milford 2010

11’6”    Julia Mszanski            West Morris Mendham 2014

11’5 1/2” Miranda Reinson                   Hillsborough 2011

11’4”    K.L. Markson                           West Milford 2008

11‘       Michelle Rozalski                      Queen of Peace 2013

11‘       Meg Gambuti                            Ramapo 2013          

11‘      Jordan Even-Chen                    Ramapo 2013      

10’8”    Danielle Wankmuller                Pascack Hills 2011

10’6”    Emily Mino                                River Dell 2008

10’6”    Monica Loranger                       Butler 2010

10‘ 6”   Bridget Brindley                         River Dell 2012

10’6”    Nicole Piccinich                        Emerson 2012

10’6”    Amanda Katz                            Ramapo 2016

10’1”    Michelle Gao      West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2012

10‘       Casey Monks                            West Milford 2007

10‘       Alyssa Giannario                       Verona 2008

10‘       Erin Schiksnis                            Montgomery 2012

10‘       Alexis Doucette                          Pascack Valley 2012

10‘       Alex Eckert                                 Holy Angels 2012

10‘       Susie Kardaras  West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2013

10‘        Gab Mercurio                            Verona 2013

10‘        Claudia Olszewski                    West Essex 2014

10‘        Marissa Rehberger                   Kinnelon 2014

10‘        Julie Weismiller                        IHA 2015

10‘        Lilly Brown                                Lakeland 2016

9’9”      Ramelle Brown                          Ridgewood 2009

9’6”      Nicole D’Elio                              West Milford 2006

9’6”      Illana Brown                               Ridgewood 2011

9‘6”      Kim DeLuca                                Mt. St. Dom 2014

9’6”      Julie Wiesmiller                           IHA 2014

9‘         Susie Pappas                             West Milford 2008

9‘         Natalie Miller                               IHA 2012

9‘        Ivy Kessler                                   Ramapo 2012


Collegiate and Open All Time List

Men

17’8 1/2”    Craig Van Leeuwen 2012

17‘              Kurt Dunn 2009

15’9”           Pete Matano 2010

15’9”           Elvis Cole 2012

15’9”            Calvin Hartman 2016

15’6”           Joe Oliveri

15‘ 5”           Adam Lazor 2013

15’3 3/4”      Brad Hoey 2013

15‘              Tim Blashford 2011

14’6”            Dan Scullion 2011

14’6”            Dylan Downing 2014

14’5 1/4”      Kevin Costantino 2014

14’3 1/4”      Brad McNamara 2012

14’3 1/4”      Andrew Flores 2014

14’2”            Calvin Gould 2016

14’1 1/4”      Danny Davenport 2010

14‘               Dave Cariello 2011

14‘               Tarou Seki 2012

14‘               Lucas Fez Sedycias 2013

13’11 1/4”    Vinny Maggio 2010

13’11 1/4”    Matt Selle 2012


Women

13’9 3/4”    Michelle Favre 2013

12’9 1/2”    Lauren Riley 2011

12’9 1/2”    Stef Rozalski 2012

12’9 1/2”    Marlee Sabatino 2016

12’8”          Lauren McDonald 2015

12’4 3/4”    Britt DalCais 2014

12’4”          Alex Moffatt 2016

12’3 1/2”    Emily Shipley 2013

11’9 3/4”    Britt Papa 2016

11’6”          Miranda Reinson 2011

11’5 3/4”    Ashley Aquilante 2008

11’3 1/2”    Danielle Wankmuller 2014

10’8”          Alex Ecker 2014

10’8”          Rebecca Tylock 2011

10’6”          Alexis Doucette 2012

10’2           Gina Germinario 2011

10‘             Melissa Davilla 2008


Our mission is to provide our athletes with the knowledge, equipment, and passion needed for successful, efficient, and safe performances.

Apex Vaulting’s Philosophy

We believe that there are two critical factors that lead to an athlete’s performance.


  1. 1.Grip: how high an athlete can grip a pole

  2. 2.Push: how high above one’s grip an athlete can clear


Example: If an athlete is gripping 13’ and can clear 13’ that would mean they are already clearing a bar that is 8” above their grip when you account for the 8” drop in the planting box.


Many athletes and coaches try to raise grip, and loose sight of the fact that if one’s grip goes up, then the push should increase as well. Push is very important. Professional male pole vaulters can push 3’ to 4’ above their grip and female’s can push 1’6” to 2’6” above their grip. This is a crucial part of the vault. At apex we have had high school boys push over 2’ above their grips and high school girls push over a 1’.


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Kristina Langan clearing a state leading mark and wins the New Jersey State Championship in 2015