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Jennings clears 7 feet 1.75 inches breaking a 40-year-old UIL 5A high jump state record

Bradford Jennings state high jump
Posted at 12:40 PM, May 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-12 23:43:14-04

AUSTIN, Texas — Flour Bluff senior Bradford Jennings made history on Friday in Austin by breaking a 40-year-old UIL 5A state high jump record. He cleared 7 feet 1.75 inches to win gold.

Jennings II ran to his father Bradford Jennings I after the record setting achievement. A proud moment for his family in honor of his mother, Dakarai, who passed away in October 2021.

Jennings' goal was to clear his personal best jump of 6 feet 10 inches and even surpass 7 feet. The previous record for UIL 5A was set in 1983 by Canyon's Ernie Mendez who jumped 7 feet 1.5 inches.