Expo Explosion Marks the Beginning of the 2018 Season

January 2, 2018

In traditional style, the annual Expo Explosion marks the beginning of the track and field season.  Expo Explosion IX featured a record-setting 290 vaulters, from ages 8 to 78.  Yes, the ageless Don Isett - age 78 - cleared 9' 2" to win the 75-79 age group.  Don ran the 400 for Clyde Littlefield at the University of Texas and didn't take up vaulting until age 66!

 

Other winners on the day include:  

Jake Wooten - Elite Pro Open Men - 17-8

Annie Johnigan - Elite Pro Open Women - 4.40m

Bob Crites - Masters Men - 10-8 ages 60-64

Larry Bonnett - Masters Men - 8-8 ages 65-69

Jorge Contreras - Masters Men - 6-8 - ages 70-74

Don Isett - Masters Men - 9-2 - ages 75-79

Wes Barnhart - Masters Men II - 11-10 - ages 45-49

Flay Deats - Masters Men II - 12-4 - ages 50-54

George Barber - Masters Men II - 12-4 - ages 55-59

Donald Curry - Masters Men II - 11-10 - ages 60-64

Jennifer Young - Masters Women - 9-10 - ages 30-34

Cyndi Slovak-Barton - Masters Women - 5-4 - ages 55-59

Jane E. Hemby - Masters Women - 6-4 - ages 65-69

Kevin Swindells - Future Elite Boys (Beginners) - 9-4

John Mann - Future Elite Boys (Beginners) - 10-9

Cayla Bullard - Future Elite Girls (Beginners) - 9-4

Drew Henson - Intermediate Boys - 11-10

Kristen Masucci - Intermediate Girls - 11-0

KC Lightfoot and Branson Ellis - Elite High School Boys - 16-10

Makenzie Hayward - Elite High School Girls - 13-2

Kyle Stifflemire - High School Boys Group 1 - 15-2

Tyler Rittiman - High School Boys Group 2 - 14-4

Ethan Hesson - High School Boys Group 3 - 13-8

Gabe Gilfillan - High School Boys Group 4 - 13-10

Deja Wills - High School Girls Group 1 - 11-8

Abigail Craig - High School Girls Group 2 - 11-4

Tysen Townsend - High School Girls Group 3 - 11-1

Abeni Kratzmeyer - High School Girls Group 4 - 9-6

Hunter Krc - Open Men - 14-2

Carson Dingler - Open Women - 14-8

 

Next year's slate is a possible two-day event.  We'll update as we know more.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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