Pole vaulter dies at meet

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  1. Mark Lee

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    http://espn.go.com/ncaa/news/2002/0223/1339701.html
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    A freak accident -- I'm actually surprised more things like this don't happen to those guys (they get pretty damn high up there). My condolences to the boy's family; I can't imagine witnessing something like that....
     
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    that's horrible.
    i pole vaulted last year in High School and that was my worst fear-- coming down head (or even back) first into the box. that'll mess you up for life if it doesn't kill you like it did that poor kid. i've fallen into it a few times feet first (still really hurts), but luckily i never hurt myself too badly.
    i must say that, when you do it all right, the excitement and thrill makes the injuries you inevitably sustain worthwhile. really sad to hear about that kid, though. [​IMG]
     

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