Thursday, July 5, 2012
Coach Craig Dunn at Dana Hills High School called today to say that the new plant box has been installed. We have two but he had a new one installed so that the pit would not hang over onto the football field and therefore can stay out all year long!! YES!! Thanks Coach!!
Coach Dunn was an outstanding distance runner at DHHS when he decided he wanted to try the pole vault. He jumped 10' 6" (3.20m) his first day and 13' 6" (4.12m) by the end of the year. In college he jumped 15' 1" (4.60m). Pretty special considering he is maybe 5' 6" tall.
NOW, as an often recognized and awarded coach at the high school where he competed, he has left a mark in another way. If you Google Earth Dana Hills High School you will see that he has two PV runways in the end zone curve of the track. What makes this special is that they are not in the crappy wind direction, but rather run diagonally so we always have a tailwind. He told the district when they balked that it took up the same amount of room and they would still have room for the high jump. As the head coach he would quit if they said no.
Long story short, I'm thrilled and honored to be allowed to help out in a program with a rich history and three great vault coaches already! Thank you!! Bubba