For over three decades, the Magula family has been a staple of the Huntington Beach pole vault community.
Kevin Magula once held the Marina High School record when he cleared 14 feet, 6½ inches in 1988. Then in 1999, he started the Higher Flyers pole vault club.
His kids have grown up with the sport, hanging out around the pit when Magula was working with his students. The club was born out of passion, but there was one incident that made Magula consider giving it all up for good.