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Hot Dogs News · Colton Crum State Champion Pole Vault


On Saturday Colton Crum put himself in the record books. Before the
2018 IHSAA Boys Track and Field State finals,  he was already
considered one of the most decorated student-athletes to walk the
halls of FHS.  He had already placed second in the state finals twice
and 3rd once.  Colton put the icing on the cake with the best
performance of his career.  Winning his first IHSAA State
Championship, setting a new Indiana Pole Vault Record, new school
record and taking home the Mental Attitude Award.


Colton”s freshman year he placed second behind Bloomington South’s
Deakin Volz. After Crum was eliminated Volz set the state record
jumping a height of 17’6”.  As Volz came off the mat he told Crum he
was setting the bar for him to break.  Three years later Colton made
an attempt to tie the record at 17’6″ and missed. With no other
competitors left and the Championship already sealed, Colton Decided
to raise the bar a quarter of an inch for two attempts to break the
record.  Crum’s first attempt at 17’6.25″ was very close but he did
not clear the bar.  With one last chance to set the record, Crum made
a little adjustment and cleared the bar on his final attempt in style.

If the day could get any better Colton won the Hinshaw Mental Attitude
Award.  At the conclusion of the meet, Members of the IHSAA Executive
Committee named Colton Crum of Frankfort High School as the winner of
this year’s Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award in Boys Track and
Field. Colton is the first athlete in school history to win a State
Mental Attitude Award. The IHSAA Executive Committee, on behalf of
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, presented a $1,000 scholarship to
Frankfort High School in the name of Colton Crum.

Colton Crum Track High School Achievements

2014-2015 Indoor Season
Indoor Sagamore Conference Champion and Record Holder 15’6”
West Lafayette Individuals Meet Champion and Record Holder 15’9”
Indoor State Champion 15’6”

2014-2015 Outdoor Season
Was undefeated all season until the state meet
County Champion, new record of 16’2” (previously 15’0”)
Conference Champion, set new conference record at 15’6” (previously 15’0”)
Sectional Champion, set new sectional record of 16’ (previously 15’6”)
Regional Champion, 16’7”
State Runner Up: 16’3”
Broke the all time Indiana freshman PV record at 16’7” (previously was 15’10”)
2nd all time highest freshman pole vaulter ever in the country (behind
Mondo Duplantis, he jumped 16’9”)

2015-2016 Indoor Season
Indoor Sagamore Conference Champion and Record Holder 16’0.25”
West Lafayette Individuals Meet Champion and Record Holder 15’10”
Indoor State Runner Up 15’9”

2015-2016 Outdoor Season
Was undefeated all season until the regional meet
We did not have the county meet.
Conference Champion, set new conference record at 16’’0”
Sectional Champion, set new sectional record of 16’
Regional Runner Up, 16’3”
State 2nd Runner Up: 16’6”
2nd all time sophomore PV record at 16’10.75” bar was set at 17’ (the
record is 17’)

2016-2017 Indoor Season
West Lafayette Individuals Meet Champion and Record Holder 16’6”
Indoor State 2nd Runner Up 14’6”

2016-2017 Outdoor Season
Was undefeated all season until the state meet
County Champion 15’6”
Conference Champion, set new conference record at 16’’3”
Sectional Champion, set new sectional record of 17’1”
Regional Champion, 16’6”
State Runner Up: 17’0”
2nd all time Indiana junior PV record at 17’1”

2017-2018 Outdoor Season
Undefeated all season
County Champion, new county record 16’3”
Conference Champion, set new conference record at 16’’9”
Sectional Champion, set new sectional record of 17’4”
Regional Champion, set a new regional record 17’2”
State Champion, set new state record 17’6.25″

Athletic Highlights
4 years undefeated in the pole vault outdoor regular season
Only lost four meets, 3 state meets, and 1 regional meet
3 x County Champion and Record Holder (we did not hold county 1 year)
4 x Sagamore Conference Champion and Record Holder
4 x Sectional Champion and Record Holder
3 x Regional Champion and Record Holder
Every single jump in high school career would have broken the previous
school record
Pushed the school record up by 3 feet 2 inches
Top 5 best pole vaulter in the country for all 4 years

Scholarships / Awards
Army Scholar Athlete of the Year
Tommy Thompson, Track Athlete of the Year Award
Frankfort Athlete of the Year
4 time Jumper of the Year
Journal & Courier Student Athlete of the Year
Indy Star Male Track Athlete to Watch
Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year Hopeful
Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award in Boys Track and Field