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Doug Robinson: A golden era for Utah prep athletes

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  • small school fan Duchesne, UT
    May 18, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    It's not the UHSAA, as much as I like to blame them for things. This is purely economic. It costs nearly $10,000 for safe pits, not to mention poles, bars, and associated equipment. Because of our litigious society, OSHA and risk management and schools and school boards have decided many schools simply can't afford to vault.

    At state meets, the richer schools that can afford to learn to vault get an automatic advantage, basically free points. So, the coaches agreed to either not have it in some classifications, or not score it.

    BTW, girls pole vaulted this year, and, at least in 5A, will score next year. Get your facts right before you get upset, folks.

  • WeberCatBasketballFan Midway, UT
    May 16, 2014 4:40 p.m.

    Yeah, like the only state that doesn't contest the pole vault? An Texas has girl's pole vault!!! This year's performances are impressive thought and we had a great year last year! A couple of 1:52/1:53 800 meters and what was considered the best HS distance runner in the US. Several major conference recruits/signings... the 300 hurdles and 400 really stand out to me this year! Then Love is fast as lightening and still a lot of room for improvement!

  • Shaking my head Layton, UT
    May 16, 2014 3:40 p.m.

    So what is the deal with UHSAA so ANTI Pole Vault?