Inside Jumps: Matthew Gray Vaults To New Heights

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In our latest edition of the 'Inside' series, we dive into the most recent posted nation-leading performance in what shaping up to be one of the most competitive events this indoor season -- the boys pole vault.

On Wednesday night, Swain County's (NC) Matthew Gray rose to the top of the pole vault leaderboards with a 16-8 clearance at the Swain Polar #3 meet.

But it's more than just a US No. 1 mark -- it's evidence of a steady progression for the senior pole vaulter and the solidification of Gray's name among the elite vaulters in North Carolina history.

Take a look at our Inside Jumps breakdown of Gray's ascension to the nation conversation in the pole vault.

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