Griffin sets school record in pole vault at Aggie Invite

Two school records fell Saturday at the Aggie Invitational at Washington in Pensacola, including one by 2019 state qualifier Talin Griffin in the pole vault. Griffin went 14-feet-5 1/4 inches to set a new mark.

However, that might just be a holding point for Griffin.

“I am very surprised that it took to my third attempt to make 14-1,” Griffin said. “I was very scared that I was going to go home today and wait two weeks to try again. The 14-5 bar was just a blessing.”

He’s been salivating over that school record for more than a year, and Griffin hollered and fist pumped on the way down to the pit after the clearance.

Later, after soaring over 14-5, he had enough time on the free-fall to find and point at his coach – Schuyler Field – with a look of “I knew I could.”

Read the full article in the March 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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