GREENSBORO, N.C. – A-C Valley/Union’s Hayden Smith won the AAU Junior Olympic national high jump title Wednesday with a leap of 6-feet, 10 3/4-inches.
Watch Smith’s jump. Submitted video
Smith, a soon-to-be junior at Union High School, won both the District 9 (6-5) and PIAA (6-5) Class 2A titles in the spring had a season-best jump of 6-9 during the high school season.
Smith talked about his accomplishment
To put Smith’s jump in context, the District 9 Class 2A championship meet record is 6-9 set by Clarion’s Mario Bernardi in 1999 and the PIAA Class 2A championship meet record is 7-1 set by Sheffield’s Matt Benson in 1992 when Sheffield was a member of District 10.