60 years later, MHSAA pole vault co-champ from Taylor rediscovered with help of Dearborn man

Nicholas “Mickey” Turcheck tells a wild story. It involves a coin flip.

Involved in track & field for much of his life, Turcheck was a pole vaulter at Taylor Center during his high school days, then at Western Michigan University. He later served Taylor Center for more than three decades as track coach, where he mentored five state champions.

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