Speed is a crucial physical element in pole vault. The faster the vaulter moves; the more energy is transferred into the pole to get them over the bar.

But the kind of speed Live Oak’s Clayton Simms is exhibiting is opening eyes on the Louisiana high school track scene.

Competing for only a little more than a year, the 16-year-old sophomore Simms is rising fast among prep vaulters, climaxed by his 15-feet, 8¼-inch effort that recently won him first place in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I State Indoor Meet.

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