How North Tonawanda came upon a pole vaulting champion

The phrase “fell out of the sky” can be used to describe something completely unexpected.

It also describes what happens to a pole vaulter after he reaches the top of his jump.

They both fit with the story of Anton Kunnas, who came to North Tonawanda High School last autumn as an exchange student from Finland and who has made a huge impact on track and field in the region. Kunnan has gone from unknown to standout in the pole vault in virtually no time at all – the proverbial “overnight sensation.”

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