A lot of things go through a pole vaulter's mind as he prepares for an attempt, but most likely, "Is my pole going to snap?" isn't one of them.
But that's exactly what happened to Quinn Cassidy of Punahou (Honolulu)
in Saturday's Island Movers State Track and Field Championships. Everything looked routine until Cassidy was about to push himself over the bar — then the pole refused to cooperate.
Despite an awkward landing Cassidy was not injured and was able to finish the event in second place with a vault of 14-0, according to the Maui News
Watch the unexpected development below.