ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Deerfield-Windsor junior Reed Hancock was the only entrant left in the AAA girls pole vault when she entered the meet at 10 feet.
The defending state champ cleared that height on her second try.
Her goal though was to break the state record she set last year.
Hancock cleared 11'9" on her third and final attempt.
Hancock says those records help prepare for these state meets.
Reed Hancock said. "That is the thing that pushes me when I don't have anybody to vault against. It is just an great accomplishment when I am moving up to poles I have never vaulted with before and to clear a height like that."
In the AAA discus, Sherwood Christian's Darren Akins won the title over Deerfield-Windsor's Mat Miller.
Akins throw of 134 feet gives him a state title in discus to match the AA title he won last year in the shot put.
Darren Akins said. "I have been practicing for it a lot. Every day I am just gotten better, better and better. To win state AAA. I just don't know what to say about it."
In AA boys discus, Terrell Academy's Casey Jones keeping the discus title in Dawson.
Jones throws 125 feet to win the AA boys discus title.
In Class A, Westwood's Mason Jones win the triple jump title.
Jake Edore finishes third.
The boys are in first place with Mason Worsham winning the long jump and Riley Anderson setting the state record in the pole vault.
Westwood girls are running away in the Class A team title race.
Hope Bailey and Liz Delk are 1-2 in the long jump and Miller Singleton wins the pole vault.
Randolph-Southern's Madison Ragan was a double-winner.
Ragan wins the girls state title in the shot put and the discus.
The GISA state track meet resumes at nine Saturday morning with 3200 meter run finals.
The 4x100 relays will start at 11:30.
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