Becca (rainbowgirl28) wrote in polevaultpower,

We have an athlete now

LJ people - I will work on getting an LJ feed for Brian's blog. I'll post again when I have it.


Contact: Becca Gillespy

Mondschein to Compete for
12/26/06 announced today that they will immediately begin sponsorship of former Virginia Tech pole vaulter Brian Mondschein.

"I am psyched to be the first vaulter to represent Pole Vault Power," said Mondschein, "I have been a member of the site for so long, I am looking forward for the opportunity to give something back."

Pole Vault Power founder Becca Gillespy is excited about this new opportunity for Mondschein. "Brian has been a member of our community for several years. We have followed his progress through the collegiate ranks, and are excited to help him take it to the next level."

Mondschein will keep fans posted on his adventures in pole vaulting through a blog hosted by

Mondschein's goals for 2007 include jumping the Olympic Trials qualifying height and consistently jumping 18' or better. His long term goals include the London Olympics and to be a good representative for the US on the international scene.

Mondschein competed in his first USA Track & Field National Championships last summer and placed ninth with a jump of 17'8.50". He finished 2006 with the 15th highest jump by an American (18'1.75").

While competing for Virginia Tech, Mondschein qualified for the NCAA Championships five times, earning All-America honors three times. His best finish was second place at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Mondschein graduated in May of 2006 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

A 2001 graduate of Hershey High School in Hershey, Penn., Mondschein was the 2001 indoor and outdoor state champion.

Fans can follow Mondschein's progress through his website at and through his blog on Trackshark at

Mondschein Statistics

Name - Brian Mondschein
Height - 6'4"
Weight - 190lbs
D.O.B - January 9, 1983
Coach - Dr. Robert Phillips
Publicist - Becca Gillespy

High School Statistics

School - Hershey High School, Hershey PA
Graduated - June 2001
Events - Pole Vault - 15'10"
- High Hurdles - 15.0s
- Long Jump - 20'6"
- High Jump - 6'5"

- 2001 Indoor and Outdoor State Champion
- School Record Holder
- 2001 Penn Relays Gold
- Conference Meet and All Time Record Holder
- Indoor and Outdoor National Meet Qualifier

College Statistics

School - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA
Graduated - May 2006, BS Mechanical Engineering
Events - Pole Vault - 5.53m/18'1.75"

- 5 x NCAA Qualifier, 3x NCAA All American
- 2005 Outdoor NCAA Runner UP
- Indoor and Outdoor School Record Holder
- 5 x Conference Champion (ACC and Big East)
- 8 x All Conference Selection
- 2006 Penn Relays Gold
- 2x East Region Winner and Record Holder
- 2006 Outdoor USA Qualifier and 9th Place Finish
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