A freak accident in 1986 put the Norwalk High School pole vault program on hold.
That hold lasted 29 years.
In 2015, the pole vault returned. In 2016, it grew and in 2017, it has become a staple of the Norwalk track and field team.
Back in ‘86, a Norwalk pole vaulter was competing in Galion when an accident put him in a coma for a short time causing wide spread concern over the sport that went beyond just Norwalk High School. Programs around the state hesitated to keep the programs alive, one of those being Norwalk High School.