Madison Central’s Wyatt Stewart dominated the competition earlier this week at the USATF Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Durham, N.C.
The Richmond native took the title in the boys 13-14 year-old pole vault competition.
Stewart, who will be a freshman this fall at Central, cleared a height of 4.52 meters. Seth Foster took second place, with a height of just 3.20 meters.
That mark not only helped Stewart claim a championship, it also set a new national record for his age group. The previous high mark was 4.42 meters (14-06.00) by Adam Coulon in Painfield, Ill., on July 9, 2011.
In May, Stewart won the Class 3A, Region 7 title in the pole vault with a height of 13-06.00.