High jumpers steal show as records tumble

National Schools Championships…

Dejaun Grant (1.41m) of District 4, erased the previous height (1.39m) set last year by Steve Semple.

The marquee 100m races were scheduled to be the highlight of yesterday’s events of the ongoing 58th National School’s Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships. 

High jumpers Jada LaCruz (District 1), Dejaun Grant and Okemi Porter (District Five), did not get the memo.

On a cold, rainy day at the National Track and Field Centre, the three leapers brought the large crowd to their feet and stole the show with record-breaking performances.

Porter, the 6’5 inch, 19-year-old recorded the highest jump of any student-athlete from the 592 in recent memory…..

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