Sports - Javelinas

May 24, 2013 11:00 PM

Robinson Captures National Title In High Jump

PUEBLO, Colo. - Two months after winning the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship national title in the high jump with a mark of 2.24m (7'4-1/4") , Texas A&M-Kingsville sophomore Jeron Robinson duplicated the feat winning the high jump title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship with the same mark on Friday night.

In a final that went much the same as indoor finals, Robinson again knocked off Lake Erie's Edward Dudley in a two-person duel. Both Robinson and Dudley, who was the reigning outdoor champion, cleared their first attempts at 2.21m (7'3").

After missing his first try at 2.24m, Robinson cleared in his second attempt. Meanwhile, Dudley missed all three attempts. Robinson attempted to match the championship record at 2.29m (7'6") but did not clear the bar.

In the Javelinas other action of the day, Michal Idziak ran in the 800-meter preliminaries. He finished sixth in the second of three heats with a time of 1:53.29 and did not advance. The freshman's time was 16th overall.

On Saturday, three Kingsville athletes will look to add to Robinson's success. Jordan Yamoah will look to pull the indoor-outdoor double in the pole vault, while C. J. Griggs will look to repeat in the triple jump. Amanda Haven will compete in the women's high jump.

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