Tag: pole held high and her eyes set on the vault box. As she nears the bar

Defying the Odds and Gravity

One after another, a group of kids sprint down the pole vault runway at the ‘Jump N Shout’ facility, plant their pole into the ground and launch themselves skyward over the bar. As each person takes his or her turn, 13-year-old Mikayla Linebarger stands shyly at the back of the…