Hannah Melton is on her way up!
The first year pole-vaulter at Berryhill (Oklahoma) Middle School has a personal best of 7-feet, 6-inches; just won her 7th grade conference track meet; and recently experienced an inspiring two-hour coaching session with legendary Coach Joe Dial at the Dial Athletics facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After some first-stage flight adjustments from one of the best coaches in the world, all systems are GO! for Melton to follow the trajectory of Maggie Steele, the heroic storybook vaulter in Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.
In the novel by Grant Overstake, Maggie gets a boost by some “out of this world” coaching. The story is endorsed by Coach Dial and his wife, Shawna, for its inspirational message for young people.
“It’s a great family book, promoting the sport we love!” Joe said.
With help from sponsors like Dial Athletics and donors like Edward Seese, the novel soon will be made into an audiobook by award-winning narrator, Tavia Gilbert, lifting the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.
Coach Dial was eager to offer a two-hour coaching session as a perk, to reward contributors to the recent audiobook campaign on Indiegogo.
Seese, owner of Personal Record Track and Field Equipment, made the pledge and then asked Coach Dial to personally select a deserving young vaulter to receive the coaching session.
In addition, Hannah received a paperback copy of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon and will receive the audiobook version after its release later this year.
Coach Dial has great expectations for his newest pole-vaulting pupil.
“Hannah has the potential to ‘vault over the moon’ if she continues to work hard!” Coach Dial said.