Setting the Bar High: Georgia’s Indoor Pole Vault Championships Kick Off on 20 Jan 2024
Setting the Bar High: Georgia’s Indoor Pole Vault Championships Kick Off on 20 Jan 2024

The Georgia Indoor Pole Vault State Championships are set to elevate the sport at the Atlanta Track Club Indoor Facility. In its ninth year, the event, scheduled for January 20-21, 2024, marks a significant expansion, now spanning two days to accommodate a growing field of athletes.

Day 1 of the championships, starting at 2:00 PM on Saturday, will feature the Masters and Open Competition, alongside the B Girls (Low Heights) category. This segment promises to showcase a blend of experienced athletes and emerging talents, offering a unique perspective on the sport’s dynamic range.

The competition shifts its focus to younger athletes on Day 2, Sunday, beginning at 9:00 AM. The Youth Only Competition will include middle and high school participants, spotlighting the budding stars in pole vaulting. This segment is crucial for scouting upcoming talents and provides young athletes a platform to compete at a high level.

Leap to New Heights: Georgia Hosts Expanded Indoor Pole Vault Championships

Significantly, the championships have opened their doors to out-of-state athletes, a move that underscores the event’s growing prestige and inclusivity. This addition is expected to heighten the competitive atmosphere, bringing diverse styles and techniques to the forefront.
USATF Certified Officials will oversee the event, ensuring the highest standards of competition and fairness. The facility will open one hour before the start of the competition each day, with warm-ups scheduled to begin 30 minutes prior to the bar being raised.

The expansion of the Georgia Indoor Pole Vault State Championships to a two-day event reflects the growing interest and participation in pole vaulting at the state and national levels. It offers a valuable opportunity for athletes of various age groups and skill levels to compete, learn, and grow in a supportive and competitive environment.

For more information about the event and the full meet schedule, participants and spectators are encouraged to visit the official Atlanta Track Club website.
This weekend’s event promises to be a highlight in the Georgia athletic calendar, showcasing the talent and dedication of pole vaulters from across the state and beyond.

Day 1: Saturday, Jan. 20 / Masters and Open, Youth Girls B

Start TimeCompetition GroupStarting Height
1:00pmWarm-up
2:00pmMasters/Open M & W – A / High Heights10-2 (3.10m)
3:30pmMasters/Open M & W /                                                           Low Heights Low Pit MS/HS Girls B 5-2 (1.57m)

Day 2: Sunday, Jan. 21 / Youth Boys B, Youth G & B A, State Champs

Start TimeCompetition GroupStarting Height
8:00amWarm-up
9:00amLow Pit MS/HS Boys B6-2 (1.92m)
12:00pmHigh Pit HS Girls A: State Championship Group8-10 (2.70m)
3:00pmHigh Pit HS Boys A: State Championship Group11-2 (3.40m)

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