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August Kiles: Pole Vaulter Extraordinaire

August Kiles: Pole Vaulter Extraordinaire

By Cody Duane-McGlashan

May 20, 2013

Three seconds of an all out sprint, the pole bends, and then he’s over. Junior August Kiles is a natural athlete. Already, at age 17, he has broken the school record for pole vaulting with a flawless 15’ 7”. Pole vaulting, which combines speed and agility, seems like the perfect sport for Kil...