Lamara Distin soars to yet another national record with world-leading 1.97m at Alumni Muster Featured

Lamara Distin hugs coach Pat Henry after soaring to a world-leading 1.97m in Texas on Saturday Lamara Distin hugs coach Pat Henry after soaring to a world-leading 1.97m in Texas on Saturday Texas A&M

Lamara Distin literally continues to soar to new heights each week.

The Texas A&M sophomore set yet another national record on Saturday when she cleared a world-leading and personal best of 1.97m to win the high jump at the Alumni Muster at the E.B Cushing Stadium at Bryan-College Station in Texas.

The mark was also a facility record, eclipsing her former teammate Tyra Gittens’ mark of 1.95m set last year as well as Alexus Henry’s meet record of 1.77m set in 2019.

The clearance also made her number 4 all-time in the NCAA and is a school record.

The field was no match for the soft-spoken Jamaican. Madison Langley-Walker of Oklahoma was second with her best clearance of 1.76m while Morgan Janda of Sam Houston was third after clearing 1.66m.

Distin has been on a tear this season as since early March when she set a Jamaican indoor record of 1.92m to win the NCAA Division I Indoor title, Distin has broken Jamaica’s national record twice.

She jumped a national record of 1.96m at the Texas Relays in late March, which was a world-leading height that she shared with USA Olympian Vashti Cunningham before her new best on Saturday.

“Lamar is just outstanding in the high jump,” said Texas A&M Head Coach Pat Henry.

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