Mountain State Track Club

San Hensh

Mountain State Track Club


West Virginia University pole vault coach.

Coach San Hensh enters his second year as Director for MSTC and Pole vault coach for West Virginia University. 2013-2014 marked one of Henshs most successful seasons to date. In his first year at West Virginia University, he saw Senior Katlyn Shelar place fourth in the BIG 12 championships, marking the highest finish ever for a WVU vaulter. Also two of his WVU athletes jumped over a foot above their previous bests, setting things up for a huge next season.

Before taking over as WVU coach and MSTC director he worked specifically with the Laural Highlands track teams pole vaulters. In 2012/13 Laurel Highlands had another big year at the County championships with the girls sweeping the meet for the second year in a row, and the boys finishing second and third. Also three of the vaulters qualified for the WPIAL championships. Also a Laurel Highlands girl won every duel meet of the year. 2011/12 was one of Laurel Highlands best years ever in the pole vault. Seniors Jacob Hensh and Jessie Laverdiere took 2nd and 4th at the indoor state championships, with Hensh vaulting 15'6 and Laverdiere PRing at 15 feet. At the outdoor state championships, younger brother Jacob vaulted 15 for a 7th place finish. Both athletes qualified for the national championships with their indoor marks. Also the Laurel Highlands boys and girls swept the county championships. Hensh and Lavierdere also took first and second in the Baldwin and WPIAL championships, marking coach Henshs second straight champion in both events. Also he frequently worked with Hempfield vaulter Lexi Masterson who went on to vault 12 feet on the year. Coach Hensh had a very successful 2010-11 season. In 2011 coach Hensh saw huge personal record gains, the highlights of this were an 11-3 vaulter improving to 14-3, a 14 foot vaulter clearing 15-6 and a second year 10 foot vaulter clearing 12-6. Hensh's vaulters took first and second at the south hills classic, and tri-state invitationals, first place in the Shippinsburg and Baldwin invitationals and a WPIAL first and fourth place. At the state meets in 2010-11 Laurel Highlands vaulters took fourth and fifth place. During the Fayette county championships the Laurel Highlands crew swept the boys and girls divisions, saw a county record fall by 10 inches, and every vaulter in the meet set a personal record. In Hensh's time at Laurel Highlands he has coached the 2nd, 3rd and 8th best all time vaulters in school History, and his younger brother Jacob Hensh set a mens indoor school record at 15-6.

In past seasons Hensh has coached a second and third place at the tri-state invitational, second and fifth at the Baldwin invitational, and a WPIAL first, and second place. Hensh competed at Bethany college for one year, where he still holds the school record. As an athlete Hensh had a very impressive resume at Laurel Highlands High school where he won the Tri-state, Baldwin, and South hills classic championships. He won the county championship three times, and held the record for several years at 14-8. He was a two time WPIAL medalist, and highlighted his career with a win at the indoor state championships. Hensh currently resides in Uniontown Pennsylvania with his cat Lilly.

Cuylor Edgell

Mountain state track club

West virginia Wesleyn

Multi event coach

Cuylor Edgell is a native of rural Salem, West Virginia. While at Doddridge County High School, Cuylor garnered 1 team all-state honors at the 2008 class A-AA West Virginia Cross-Country Meet, and excelled at multiple track events that included; high jump, 400-meter dash, 100-meter dash, long jump, 300 and 110 hurdles; and state titles in the 200 meter dash (2009) and pole vault (2008,2009). His high school career culminated with high point honors at the 2009 Class A State Track Meet.

West Virginia Wesleyan College accepted Cuylor as the newest addition to their prestigious program under head coach, Jesse Skiles. He obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science and sustained Presidential and Dean’s list for 4 consecutive semesters.

Collegiate accolades include: 2012 cross country academic All-American, 2-time conference MVP, 3-time conference Field Athlete of the Year, 2010 Rookie of the Year, NCAA national qualifying list in the heptathlon and decathlon, school record holder in heptathlon (4869), WVIAC decathlon record holder (6389), WVIAC records in long jump, pole vault, and 1500-meter run. Cuylor was acknowledged as a candidate for the Culpepper award (2011,2013). He was appointed track team captain in the 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 years, and was head coach of KT Athletics indoor track club in 2012-2013.

Jeff Core

Mountain State Track Club

Pole Vault Coach

Jeff Core began vaulting in the 8th grade at Hamilton Jr.

High School in Parkersburg, WV. As a senior at Parkersburg High School in 1989 he became the Region 1 champion with a vault of 15' 6", and the WV state champion and new state record holder with a vault of 15'. Jeff became a WVU Mountaineer after high school and vaulted to a height of 17'7" in 1992.

This is a WVU school record that stands to this day. In 1995 Jeff was the North American Pole Vault Association, Olympic Development Division national champion in Fresno, CA with a vault of 18' 1/2". This was a provisional qualifying mark to the 1996 US Olympic Track and Field team trials. Just this past year Jeff trained the AAA girl State champion and was a coach on the MHS girls state championship team.

Jeff began coaching and vaulting again in 2008. He spends a lot of time with the club and considers himself not just a coach of the athletes, but a member as well. Jeff is a high school teacher of health and physical education, and a coach of cross county and track and field in Morgantown, WV. He has had many years of experience as an athlete and coach and intends on participating in the pole vault as both an athlete and coach for as long as possible. He intends on passing on what he was taught, to as many young people as he can.