Posted at: 06/12/2013 6:50 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- 13 feet.
That was how high Andy Jacobs vaulted to earn her a state title at Saturday's state meet.
"Her 13-foot jump is a new ninth-grade national record and it's a new state meet record," said Century girls' track head coach Kris Allen.
It was an unbelievable event to watch, one that had the whole stadium silent.
"It was just an amazing rush," described Ray Ashworth, the Century pole vaulting coach. "Any big finish like that in any sport you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach."
This accomplishment is just a testament to Andy's hard work and belief in herself.
"She just went about her business. She never looked flustered, she never looked rushed, she just was really confident," said Allen.
"To see her come up to me when she's coming off the pit with that 'oh my gosh, what did I just do' thing, and all the excitement, it's just always there," explained Ashworth.
The best part? Andy still has three years left to compete at the state tournament.
"I'm really excited now," said Jacobs. "I never thought that I would go that high this year and after going 13 this year, I'm really excited to see where it's going to go from here."
For now though, the ninth-grader is just going to enjoy this amazing experience she'll never forget.
"I'll just think of how surprised I was and how anything can happen on a given day," said Jacobs.