Shot putter, pole vaulter prove they’re worth national rankings

Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

In the first indoor track meet of the season, Austin Sweet and Cooper Williams qualified for the indoor state meet Feb. 10.

Both met the qualifying standard for their event – Sweet in pole vault and Williams in the shot put.

Sweet’s goal was to clear the state qualifying standard of 12 feet on his first jump of the season, and he did. Then he went on to clear 13 feet for the new Davie indoor pole vault record. He is also the No. 1 sophomore in the state and No. 2 overall in the pole vault in 4-A.

Williams also had a phenomenal start to his season, qualifying for the state with a shot put heave of 54-11. This was a personal record by 4.5 feet. He is also sitting No. 1 in the nation in that event.