Seated with Tony are his parents, Vicki and John Cappola. Standing from left to right: Jeff High Athletics Director, Todd Satterly; Boys Track & Field coach, Mark Felix; Jeff High Principal, Julie Straight; Asst. Boys Track & Field coach, Tom Kendall.
Jeffersonville, Ind. – Track and field athlete, Tony Cappola, signed a National Letter of Intent at Jeffersonville High School on Tuesday, April 11.
Cappola, who is in the midst of his senior track season, inked his intent to run track at Vincennes University. Cappola, who is the team’s pole vaulter, started his JHS athletics career playing football. But after noticing how strong he was in pole vaulting, Cappola gave up on his football dreams to focus solely on bettering himself in vaulting.
“Tony Cappola is the epitome of an athlete that sets a goal and achieves it,” head coach Mark Felix said. “After vaulting (his freshman) year, he decided that he wanted to be the best vaulter he could be. While he is still improving, he is the best (vaulter) in the history of Jeff High.”
Cappola currently holds the school outdoor pole vaulting record of 14 feet, 7 inches, as well as the indoor record of 15 feet, 6 inches. Coaches are confident that Tony will break his outdoor record by the end of this season.
“He will always be a memorable athlete because of his grit and determination,” Felix said. “He is one of my all-time favorite athletes and more importantly a fine young man that will be an important part of his family and community in years to come.”