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TRACK AND FIELD: Stewart takes title at USATF Junior Olympics

Rising Madison Central freshman Wyatt Stewart continues to dominate the competition in track and field.

The pole vaulter recently picked up his third title in three months at the USATF National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships last week in California.

Stewart, who was the No. 1 seed going into the competition, won the pole vault competition in the 13-14 year old division.

The Richmond native cleared a height of 4.40 meters — besting Maddox Hamm of Alabama who took second place with a height of 4.25 meters.

Central coach Monte Orchard said it was the first time the competitors had faced each other.

“At the end of the regular track season, Hamm was ranked No. 1 in the nation and beat Wyatt by three inches. A month later, Wyatt got a better height. This was the first time the two had gone head-to-head,” Orchard explained.

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