Marina’s Skyler Magula repeats as Orange County boys’ pole vault champion

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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