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The price of pole vaulting is steep for many prep teams

Throughout Hockinson’s dual meet at Columbia River on Wednesday, the pole vault pit was only occupied by athletes and coaches wearing Chieftain purple.

And not because Hockinson was a no-show.

The Hawks have fielded many competitive teams over the years, but have never offered pole vault.

It makes Hockinson the only high school in Clark County that has never offered pole vault, though, depending on the year, some schools opt not to due to various reasons such as funding or availability of coaches with a deep knowledge of the field event.

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