VAULTER VAULTER

Cass senior Smith to pole vault for Kennesaw State

When Stephen Smith signed his national letter of intent last month to join the Kennesaw State track and field team as a pole vaulter, the Cass senior did so as a one-time state champion.

When he steps foot on the Cobb County campus in the fall, Smith will do so as a two-time state champion.

While his signing ceremony on April 18 served as a celebration of all that Smith has achieved in his time as a Colonel, it also included quite the backdrop. No, not the one with “Cass” and the Colonels logo all over it. This backdrop involved the impending end of his senior season.

Most student-athletes choose to have their signings take place either before or after their seasons have been completed. Smith, though, approached it with a strange combination of laidback attitude and almost surprise that the moment had finally come.

“I still can’t believe it,” he said. “It’s crazy.”

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