Transforming Windsor

Robin Bone on her approach during Night FLight 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

Canadian Olympic hopeful Robin Bone on her approach during Night Flight 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-columnBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Ouellette Avenue was taken over Friday evening for the second annual Night Flight, a pole vaulting demonstration presented by the University of Windsor Athletics Club. With a few invited guests, residents had a chance to see high calibre talent on the eve of the 2016 Olympics.

The street in down town Windsor was turned into a pole vault runway where the likes of Robin Bone and Rachael Wolfs led a contingent of vaulters up and over the high bar.

Bone is a three straight gold medal winner at the CIS level and has competed for Canada in various competitions. She will be participating at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Edmonton from July 7 through 10. There Bone will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016, but she’ll need to clear 4.50m and finish in the top three.

Wolfs helped the Windsor Lancers to a second straight CIS Track and Field title by winning a bronze medal in pole vault, earlier this year.

Robin Bone (L) and Rachel Wolfs smile for the camera.Photo by John Skinner.

Robin Bone (L) and Rachael Wolfs smile for the camera.
Photo by John Skinner.

Robin Bone is the only pole vaulter in Canada to compete while wearing a helmet due to a series of concussions during gymnastics competitions.Photo by John Skinner.

Robin Bone is the only pole vaulter in Canada to compete while wearing a helmet due to a series of concussions during gymnastics competitions.
Photo by John Skinner.

Rachel Wolfs clears the bar during Night FLight 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

Rachael Wolfs clears the bar at 3.90m, just under her personal best, during Night Flight 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor's main drag, Ouellete Avenue, was transformed into a pole vault runway for Night Flight 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor’s main drag, Ouellette Avenue, was transformed into a pole vault runway for Night Flight 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Southwold's Rachel Wolfs launches herself toward the bar during Night Flight 2016 in Windsor.Photo by John Skinner.

Southwold’s Rachael Wolfs launches herself toward the bar during Night Flight 2016 in Windsor.
Photo by John Skinner.

Night Flight 2016 Windsor pole vault

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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