Future Star: Isaiah Whitaker takes the pole vault by force

Isaiah Whitaker was all business at the 2021 AAU Youth National Outdoor Championship

Before there was an Isaiah Whitaker on the scene, there was a blueprint by the name of Adam Coulon who smashed all of the existing grammar national and world pole vault records. By the time the future Downs (Tri-Valley) High School superstar reached high school, he had topped 15-feet.

Now, it's Whitaker's turn and it so happens that he also hails from the fertile central Illinois Bloomington area as Coulon- but specifically as an. Both are pupils of the legendary Mike Cockeran's Flying Dragons Pole Vault Club

Over the weekend at the IESA 1A/2A State Championship, Whitaker took down one of Coulon's records. The previous meet best was 14'6" until he cleared 14'7" on his final attempt. The bar was next raised to 15'0" and on his first attempt, PRESTO! Finally, the bar was moved up to 15'3" and he almost captured the world age group record (14) on his attempt. The final two efforts showed the fatigue in his legs. Don't worry, this is only the beginning of a tremendous career.