LEXINGTON — Last year, nobody took up pole vaulting at Bethlehem.
This year, a Bethlehem vaulter took home a state medal.
Thomas Newcomb placed fourth Saturday in the Class 1A KHSAA State Track and Field Championships at the University of Kentucky, clearing 11 feet to grab the medal.
“It was really exciting to get in there with people who have been jumping for four years and competing with them,” Newcomb said. “It’s just a great experience to just be up here.”