Reynolds Reaches Sky


Penn high jumping star freshman Maalik Reynolds brought down the house this morning with a clearance of 2.28 meters (7-5 1/2), just an inch-and-a-half behind a record that seemed unbreakable.

He got over the bar in his final attempt and now he will have plenty of time to go after the all-time Heps’ record of 7-7 set by Princeton’s Tora Harris at the 2002 Outdoor Championships at Navy. Cornell junior Chris Arlinghaus was second with a big jump of 2.12 (6-11 1/2).

Also, Dartmouth junior Priscilla Trojano has successfully defended her heptathlon title, outpointing Harvard junior Nicole Sliva, 4,728 to 4,665. Trojano’s freshman teammate Rachel Pallin was third with 4,634 points.

Trojano put the victory on ice with a strong performance in the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:21.05. Only Sliva ran faster (2:18.20), but it was not enough to knock off the champion.

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One Response to “Reynolds Reaches Sky”

  1. Mary says:

    Based on last week’s standings, Maalik’s jump of 2.28m would have him tied for 2nd in the country (he was previously tied for 8th with 2.22m). Wow.