Hodges: The eighth-grade pole vaulter

Here’s something you may not know about me: when I was in junior high school in Kenosha, I went out for track and joined the pole vault squad.

Today, that’s not a big deal. The girls’ pole vault is a legit sport in this state. But when I was in junior high, it wasn’t.

There are no official records, so it is conceivable I may have been the state’s first female pole vaulter.

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