If you look at his results since his sophmore year, there is not a lot of improvement. He said in the SacBee that he has a sore ankle. If that is so, what was he doing Pole Vaulting the weekend before this meet at GWI? He's a great High School Athlete, but some of his comments, including his prediction that he would make the 2004 Olympic team, sort of belittled his elders and have caused some irritation. Last year at the combined Junior\Senior nationals, he reportedly had quite an attitude when approached by some seniors who just wanted to give him some encouragement.
That said, many of the great ones have such an attitude. But in the end, Brigham's record still stands.