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Record-Setting High Jump For Akela Jones In Pentathlon

BtinyHGNlogosampIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kansas State’s Akela Jones had her face on the track, then her head in the clouds.

After tripping over the final hJones_SportsLab2urdle in the opening event of Friday’s pentathlon, Jones bounced back in a big way in the high jump.

Jones tied the collegiate record of 1.98m (6-6) set by Destinee Hooker in 2009 and jumped higher than any other collegian ever in the pentathlon by 10 centimeters.

Officials raised the bar three centimeters (2.01m/6-7) to give Jones a shot at the world pentathlon record in the high jump, but it wasn’t to be. She would have also become the first collegian to ever clear two meters indoors or outdoors during a collegiate season.

Jones and Georgia’s Kendell Williams were the only athletes left at 1.89m (6-2¼). Williams fouled out going for a personal record, while Jones cleared that and the next three heights on her first attempt.

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Written By: Tyler Mayforth
Written Source: U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
Photo Source: http://static.silverchalice.co/ksu-prod/2015/06/29/Jones_SportsLab7-1435619544518
Website Link: http://www.ustfccca.org/2016/03/featured/record-setting-high-jump-for-akela-jones-in-pentathlon
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