Last weekend, Tyler Craig finished second in the top pole vaulting competition in the nation for his age group at the Junior Olympic National Championships.
The rising senior at PHS finished with a top height of 15 feet 11 inches, the same height as the winner Connor Foxworth of Alabama. Craig had more missed attempts leaving him in second.
Craig, who had an outstanding year with Pickens High’s track team, finished first recently at the Georgia Games and was named an All-American following his performance this weekend at the Junior Olympics Championships in Baltimore.
Craig competed against 55 other pole vaulters from around the country at this final meet of his 2012 season.
The 46th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships was held in Baltimore, Maryland. The USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships is the most visible youth athletic development program in the world. Many of today's Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.