Bryant breaks school record at district indoor track competition, moves on to compete at state

The Varsity Indoor Track team picture with coach Andy Crawford

Madison-Plains High School Athletics

The Varsity Indoor Track team picture with coach Andy Crawford

Owen Phillips

In Bexley Sunday the Madison-Plains varsity indoor track team took runner-up at Capitol University in the Central District indoor championships for Division 2/3, with two participants moving onto state competition.


The most significant point scorer was Junior Paul Bryant who personally accounted for 27 of the team’s 55 points in the high jump, triple jump, 200-meter dash and 55-meter dash.


Bryant broke the school records for high jump, triple jump and the 200-meter, earning first place spots for his field events and a third place in the 200-meter. Bryant broke the previous school record of 5 feet-ten inches with a winning jump of 6 feet-3 inches. 


His record-setting triple jump carried him 38 feet-5 inches, shattering another school record, and he finished his historic run in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.8 seconds. 


Bryant said that “It’s exciting beating a record, and I beat my personal best twice this season, so breaking the school record at district’s is really cool. Jon and I are getting ready for states and then we’ll be into outdoor.” 


Bryant will be competing with teammate and fellow Junior Jon Martin at the state competition March 7 at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.