Briar Woods senior Aidan Clark may be the athlete that missed the most his senior year. Being from Loudoun County means his school does not necessarily have indoor track, unfortunately for him that is just the case.
Entering his senior season Aidan had a personal best of 6-10.5 in the high jump, was the defending Class 5 state champion outdoors and was a two-time All-American. Not to mention he also jumped 47-3 in the triple jump too. Simply put, this was supposed to be his year.
Aidan could rightfully be upset and complain about not having indoors but since last year he has just focused on getting to meets and attacking the bar. That is exactly what he would have done this year and this weekend had there been a state meet.
He almost certainly would have won a state title again but the real question is whether he would have cleared 7-0. We believe he would have and if he did it at nationals he would have been right there vying for the national title as well.
Next year Aidan is headed to Virginia Tech where he will be joining a strong group of field event athletes who will certainly push him to new goals. Though we probably won't get to see the 7-0 clearance this year, it is definitely coming soon.