Douglas Lang

Coach Doug began pole vaulting while a freshman at Penfield High School in Upstate New York. He continued his athletic career at Tufts University until 1992 (13 feet). At this time he was a volunteer assistant coach at Tufts University until 1996. He graduated from Boston College in 1998 with an MS in Chemistry and
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Ingrid Gustafson

Coach Ingrid has been involved with the pole vault since she first started in 8th grade. At Shrewsbury High School, she competed for the Colonials at the state and New England meets, winning New Englands her freshman year. After graduating she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she competed on the Women’s Track & Field
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Ignacio “Iggy” Arguello

Coach Iggy  began his vaulting career in 1999 for Westborough High School. After a successful high school career (12 feet) Coach Iggy attended UMASS-Amherst were he played Division I Rugby for all four years. While attending college, he returned to PPVC’s summer sessions both as a Coach and athlete. Upon graduating in 2007 with a
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Ken Petersen

Coach Ken has been an active pole vault coach in the Central Mass area for almost 15 years, coaching at schools such as Quabbin Regional and Algonquin Regional High School.

Chris Combs

Chris Combs Chris coached at Marlborough High School and is now the Tufts University vault coach.

Jim Tylock

Coach Jim started vaulting at Irondequoit High School in upstate New York and still holds the record at 13′.  He bettered that while at SUNY Buffalo, jumping 14′ and getting a masters degree in engineering.  After a long absence, he returned to vaulting when his oldest daughter started jumping at Shrewsbury High School and they
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Jay Weber

Coach Weber began his track career at Minnechaug Regional High School as a sprinter. He then went on to Springfield College where he ran the 100m and the 400m Hurdles. After college Weber went on to compete for the Greater Boston Track Club winning the USATF Eastern Regional’s Decathlon and went on to help GBTC
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Dan Conti

Dan Conti started vaulting at Quabbin Regional in 1997 under the coaching of the great Ken Petersen.  While at Quabbin, Dan competed in several events besides the vault, such as the hurdles, making it to the State Championships. After high school, Dan went on to compete in the decathlon, pole vault, and the 110m high
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Ross Dominique

Ross Dominique started pole vaulting in 2004 at Ludlow High School where he currently holds the school record of 12’6″. With a lifetime PR of 13’1.5″ he currently vaults at Westfield State University. He began coaching the hurdlers and pole vaulters at Ludlow in 2007 while a freshman at Springfield College. He has coached several
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