"I feel good," said Carrigan. "But I'd feel better if I went over it."
Carrigan failed on his second attempt.
"I always thought sometime, somewhere, it would come down to something like this," said Mrs. Carrigan. " Casey is a very determined boy. He is a worker, but he is humble. I love him for his humility. His humility and his generosity are my favorite traits."
Casey O. Carrigan failed for the third time at 17'10�". Engulfed by fans and children, he talked and signed autographs until the lights of the stadium finally went out. "I think I was taking off too soon," he said. "I don't think my form was that good. On the 17-footer, though, I was on it. It was a good jump. I would be interested to know how high I went at 17 feet."
Casey Carrigan. A kid. Just turned 18 last February. We must remember that.