Falkville track and field athlete Devin Johnson was never afraid of heights. Sometimes, it got him into trouble.

Johnson would climb trees relentlessly when he was younger. He even broke both of his arms doing so. So, when he decided to try out pole vaulting in seventh grade at Vinemont Middle, the fear of being that high up in the air never bothered him.

“The first time I did it, I fell in love with it,” Johnson said. “I practiced and practiced. I started going to camps and saw some potential in myself.”

Johnson continued to work at being a pole vaulter. Even though he went to school at Vinemont, his family lived in Falkville. He went to school at Vinemont because his dad was principal at Vinemont Elementary.

Johnson decided to transfer to Falkville because of its historic track and field program.

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