Vaulter sues school over injury in practice

A former Robert Vela High School track star sued the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District after fracturing his skull and losing a part of his brain following a pole vaulting accident. According to the lawsuit filed in June, Nick Larsen was seriously injured preparing for the Region IV meet in April, when he was a senior at Vela High School. Larsen, 18, earned the 2019 District 31-6A and 31 and 32-6A area pole vaulting championship his senior year. The suit alleges that on April 24, during an attempt to clear the 14-foot, 6-inch bar during competition, Larsen was “propelled” off the mat and hit his head on the concrete. Read the full story on themonitor.com.

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