Track & Field: Kingwood resident setting records, personal marks

Jackson Reilly, 13, at the AAU Junior Olympics in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Reilly won the gold medal for boys’ pole vault in the 13-year-old category, setting a record with a jump of 11-feet-8-inches.
Jackson Reilly, 13, at the AAU Junior Olympics in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Reilly won the gold medal for boys’ pole vault in the 13-year-old category, setting a record with a jump of 11-feet-8-inches.

How does one start to tell the story of 13-year-old Jackson Reilly, a young man who’s accomplished more in his short time on earth than almost anyone he’ll meet?

The Kingwood native is a straight-A student going into eighth grade, the starting quarterback for the Creekwood Middle School football team and a dedicated, perfectionist according to his mother, Stephanie Reilly. Not to mention, an American record holder for pole vaulting.

Reilly recently earned a spot at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic games in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he earned the gold medal in the track and field event with a breathtaking 11-foot-8-inch leap. click here for complete story