Blind Leap Charlotte Brown, who is blind, clears the bar in the pole vault competition in Texas. As a senior at Emory Rains High School, Brown finished third in Class 4A in May with a vault of 11’6’’. She counts her steps down the runway, and electronic beepers along the infield also help guide her down the track. She was diagnosed with infant cataracts as a baby and gradually lost her sight. She spoke to Emory Lions about her life. “She is quite extraordinary,” says Nathaniel Hooten, 2014-15 president. “We were part of her ‘training.’ She made it to our lunch meeting from the school using public transportation.”
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