Marina High senior pole vaulter Skyler Magula has had many moments to celebrate during his high school track and field career.

One week ago, the returning state medalist had a not so enjoyable experience. In his final appearance at the Arcadia Invitational national meet, Magula endured a no-height performance.

“I’m always trying to find answers for things,” Magula said. “When it comes to no-heighting, there’s always excuses that you can make. At the end of the day, it happens. It’s a part of pole vault, the same way that false starting is for sprinting events.

“It happens. You don’t know why it happens, but it’s almost uncontrollable. For me, I would say that it was a huge humbling moment for my senior year.”

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