Mike Hanna was the first high school vaulter in the state to clear 16 feet.
The current Noblesville High School girls pole vaulting coach was also the first Indiana collegiate vaulter to clear 17 feet and the first Indiana State University athlete to win a national championship. He’s being honored with an event in his name, too.
The Mike Hanna Street Vault at the Indiana T&F and Cross Country Hall of Fame Museum in Terre Haute is the first of its kind event that’s scheduled to take place July 21. Pole vaulters from across the Midwest will showcase their skills and pay tribute to a man who’s decided to sit this one out.