Texas A&M star jumper Lamara Distin clears 1.93m for victory at Michael Johnson Invitational

By April 24, 2022
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Lamara Distin’s impressive season continued on Saturday when she won the high jump at the Michael Johnson Invitational at the Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium in Texas.

The Texas A&M sophomore cleared 1.93m to win the event over Jenna Rogers of Nebraska and Rylee Anderson of Kansas who both cleared 1.83m for second and third place, respectively.

The 22-year-old Distin, who won the NCAA Division I Indoor title with a 1.92m clearance, a national record, in March, cleared a lifetime best and national record of 1.96m at the Texas Relays in late March. She also cleared 1.89m to win the Tom Jones Invitational before Saturday’s win.

In fact, the only time she has lost so far this season was at the Texas A&M, Texas Dual Meet on April 2 when she cleared 1.93 to finish second to Tyra Gittens, who equalled her lifetime best of 1.95m.

On Saturday, Distin cleared 1.83m and 1.88m at the first attempt but failed in her first two tries at 1.93m before soaring over at her third attempt to seal the victory.

She tried and failed in her three attempts at 1.97m.

Notwithstanding, Texas A&M Head Coach Pat Henry is expecting her to soar even higher as the season progresses.

"Lamara continues to be very consistent and when you're consistent something big is going to happen,” he said.

“I look forward to something big happening for Lamara as the season moves on.”

 

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