Homewood’s Walker Smith sets new state record in 6A boys Pole Vault

Homewood Walker Smith

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - In his third and final attempt, Homewood senior Walker Smith set a new state record in the 6A boys pole vault at the AHSAA State Indoor Track Championships Saturday.

Walker vaulted 15-07.25, a personal best for the future Samford track athlete by more than a foot.

“I was in complete shock. I was looking to get a PR, not a big PR like that,” Smith said.

Smith’s 15-07.25 mark qualified him for the New Balance Indoor Track Nationals.

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