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Scottsboro (Junior): Pole Vault: 17'03"
Scottsboro's Maddox Hamm set a new meet and facility record yesterday in the pole vault with a jump of 17'03". It's a new lifetime PR and it's only January. Last year, Maddox jumped 16'0" at the Homewood Invitational and then at the AHSAA 4A-7A Outdoor State Meet he jumped a huge PR of 17'0.25". He entered yesterday's meet with a SB of 17'01". When asked how he was able to carry over the huge success from last year into this year he said, "Over the summer, I was able to keep jumping and go to a few meets which helped make it easier coming back into this indoor season." He said his goal for the day was to hit 17'07", aiming for the second highest jump by a junior in high school. 17'03" was all a part of the progression and he was just unable to clear 17'07" this time around. Speaking on future heights and goals, he humbly said "I don't want to put a height out there, but I think I have a lot in me and I'm excited to keep seeing how high I can go". It's safe to say the sky really is the limit for Maddox.