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Opinions divided on private instruction as supplement to high school track and field coaching

Olivia Gruver won the NCAA pole vault championship last spring with a vault of 14 feet, 9 inches as a sophomore at Kentucky.

Her ascent began at Franklin, where she won three state titles, but it also received something of a boost during that time. Indians girls coach Paul Hannsen said Gruver also regularly trained at DC Vault — a company that prepares pole vaulters in the Washington area — throughout the winter and spring seasons for about two years.

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