Lay vaults to Louisiana State Games Championship

He is no ordinary “Peanut”. An ordinary peanut falls off a stalk about 18 inches high to the ground when in it’s prime. This one soars through the air 12 feet and above clears a bar and then lands in a padded pit. The first peanut is actually is a plant. The second one is Bryan Lay of Quitman High School who is affectionately called “Peanut” due to his short stature but he is a giant when it comes to high school pole vault competition. and is the defending Class B state champion in the Pole Vault.

Already “Peanut” is known as the Class B state champion. Now he is also champion of the 2022 Louisiana State Games held this past weekend at the Track and Field Complex on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM). By virtue of his victory “Peanut” is now eligible to compete in the National Games.

lsgThe Louisiana State Games is a sports festival created for Louisiana’s amateur athletes. Similar to the International Olympics, the festival consists of more than 20 sports providing Louisiana’s amateur athletes, of all ages and skill levels, a meaningful opportunity to participate in a true amateur sport competition.


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