The Mercato held its third annual Pole Vault in the Plaza event on June 7.  Pole vault is the most complicated, technically difficult event in track and field by far,” says former decathlete John Walsh who coaches high school pole vaulters in Naples. “There’s so many things that go into it.”

Beyond the physical traits required to thrive in the sport, Walsh and his athletes spoke of the fearlessness, dedication, and confidence that pole vaulters need to succeed.

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