Evan King is a senior at Ripley High School, where he is a triple threat when it comes to Viking sports, having been a member of the football, wrestling, and track teams.
King, the 18-year-old son of August and Todd King of Fairplain, recently broke the Ripley High School pole vault record during a meet at Point Pleasant High School.
The previous record, held by Zane Griffith, was 14-feet-one-inch, King beat that record with a 14-foot-six-inch jump.
This year makes King’s third year participating in track and field as a pole vaulter.
“I made it my goal to beat the record,” King said. “I did it and it feels good.”
King hopes to continue his pole vaulting in college, but if that does not work out, he said he wants to participate in an apprenticeship for welding.
As for King’s free time, he goes to church, enjoys hanging out with his friends, and doing “normal teenager stuff.”