Meet Information

Gill Athletics is hosting its 7th annual Gill Athletics Field Fest and is reaching out to your Track and Field coaches and athletes to be part of what is sure to be the most exciting year yet! This unique sporting event is a two day-long pole vault, discus, and shot put competition that attracts athletes and spectators from all across the country.

On Saturday, July 7 the event kicks off with a Pole Vault and Throws Symposium as well as a competition featuring Team Pacer, a group of elite vaulters and throwers, that includes Olympians, who will be competing for prize money. The symposium gives athletes, coaches, and parents a chance to learn technical aspects of the sport and talk with elite professionals in the field; many Olympians and Olympic hopefuls will be included. The Pole Vault Symposium speakers include Olympians Jeff Hartwig and Erica Bartolina as well as award-winning Virginia Tech pole vault coach Bob Phillips. The Throws Symposium speakers will include Olympian John Godina.

Following on Sunday, July 8 is the open vault and throws event, welcoming athletes of all abilities. The competitions will start in the morning and continue throughout the day. Concessions, gear sales, raffles, and a DJ will also be included at the festival. Spectators are welcome.

The Field Fest will take place at Gill Athletics headquarters located at 601 Mercury Drive, Champaign IL. For more information and registration go to It would be greatly appreciated if this information could be passed along to your athletes. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.