Huge Personal Best Earns Clayton Washburn Athlete of the Week

There is a substantial differential between 10 feet 6 inches and 13 feet.  2 and a half feet for those non math majors reading this article.  That’s how far Clayton Washburn raised his personal best in one meet.  On Saturday, at the Brian Jaeger Invitational in Winter Park, everything came together for this rising star from Olympia High School in Orlando. Although Clayton finished second to the current state leader at this meet, it was a victory nonetheless for ClaytonWashburn has participated in many of the Pole Vault City camps including the Elite Camp over the summer, but things never seemed to quite line up and click the way everyone believed it should for the former level 10 gymnast.  Things are different now.  It’s like blood in shark infested waters.  Clayton finally has a taste of higher altitude in his system and he likes it and it couldn’t have come at a better time in the year.  Clayton will be competing in the district championships this week followed by the regionals next week and then the state championships.  Clayton is proof that if you continue to work towards your goals, they can be achieved!  It is very rare that an athlete has such a tremendous gain in the pole vault at this level and it is for that reason that he was selected as

Clayton Washburn over 13 feet

Clayton Washburn over 13 feet

our Athlete of the Week!  Congratulations and good luck the rest of the season.

Author: Bobby Haeck

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