Baldwin Vaults to Great Heights at Valley

Travis Baldwin works hard at becoming a better pole vaulter, but never loses sight of the fact that it’s fun to launch himself over the bar while soaring through the air.

Travis, a junior captain on the Valley Regional boys’ indoor track team, is no stranger to hard work as he often helps out at his family-owned Baldwin Stables in Deep River. In the week preceding the Class S State Championship, Travis was not only working on his pole vault technique, but he also spent time unloading tons of hay at the stables. Something about that routine must have worked for Travis, who broke the school record in the pole vault by clearing 12 feet-6 inches to win the Class S title in the event on Feb. 14. Travis eclipsed his own personal record by a full foot on his first attempt at the meet.

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