I am not sure there if there is another high school sport that produces as much anxiety
for a parentss pole vault.
Watching your kid get hurt in any sport is scary and stressful.
We have had broken bones from high school sports.
But watching your kid run and hurl himself into the air with a big stick is very different.
Especially when it is new. They make mistakes, crash into the bar or fall on (or off) the mat wrong,
And they keep going higher!
This is Michael clearing the bar at 13 feet. The last kid still going at the invitational.
All that mom stress worth it for this moment in time.