Keene High’s Rathbun raising the bar in the pole vault

As Keene High pole vaulter Scott Rathbun plants his pole into the pit and lunges into the air, you can hear the pole bend.

Pushed to its absolute limits, the 14-foot piece of fiberglass creeks from the amount of energy being applied to it. Rathbun takes an 83-foot run toward the pit, counting down seven left steps before bursting into flight.

Once airborne, the momentum releases, and flings Rathbun upward — 14 feet in the air.

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