The Scoop: Indoor Champs Excite & Outdoor Season Ramps Up

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Stewart Continues To Raise The Bar At Kentucky 2A/3A Indoor Championships

Wyatt Stewart keeps on clearing new heights in 2023.

The senior from Madison Central owned the runway on Saturday at the KTCCCA Indoor State Championships in Louisville as he improved upon his nation-leading mark in the boys pole vault.

At the same facility where he cleared his previous US No. 1 mark of 17-2.25 at the Louisville Indoor Games in February, Stewart tacked another three-quarters of an inch onto that clearance with a 17-3 performance on Saturday.

That earned Stewart his second-straight Kentucky indoor title and earned him his best pole vault clearance -- indoors or outdoors -- since February 2022.

Outside of the pole vault, other athletes showed improvement and shined on the stage's biggest indoor stage.

Jakoby Graves had one of the most impressive doubles of the competition with wins in the boys 60m and 200m. The Central senior clocked a PR of 6.93 to win the 3A 60m title and 21.73 for the 200m win, both of which were the first state meet wins of his four-year career.

In the girls competition, junior Tula Fawbush continued her success in 2023 with a 4:34.32 1,500m personal best to win the first state title of her career. She also earned a bronze medal in the girls 800m race.

On the team fronts, it was West Jessamine and North Oldham that won the 3A and 2A girls titles, while the boys of St. Xavier and Bourbon County grabbed the 3A and 2A team trophies.