May 4, 2012
On May 4, 2012, the Robert Yin SPIRIT Foundation donated five pole vault helmets to Wootton High School Athletics for the use by WHS pole vaulters. As of Spring 2012, WHS Track and Field has five new pole vaulters, who participate in pole vault
with Montgomery County Public Schools, practicing based out of Quince Orchard High School.
Coach Kellie Redmond has decided to make wearing helmets mandatory for its pole vaulters. Says Coach Redmond, “The Wootton community is very in tune to the possibility that someone could get seriously hurt and are thinking, 'why risk it?'.”
One Wootton pole vaulter qualified for the State championships, and will be wearing a helmet for that event. Go Wootton!