This weekend athletes throughout the state competed in sectionals in hopes of qualifying for state. Scottsboro hosted played host to 5A Section 4 where their own Maddox Hamm competed in pole vault.
Hamm an 8th grader led 5A (and tied for Alabama No. 7) with a 14-0 jump earlier in the season at the Scottsboro Invitational. That is until Saturday when he cleared 14-8. That jump moved him to Alabama No. 5......but more importantly vaulted him (excuse the pun) to the top of the rankings for 13 year old vaulters. He now holds the AMERICAN AGE GROUP RECORD for13 year olds.
The previous record held by Adam Coulon was set way back in July of 2011. Coulon currently vaults for Indiana University.