April 20th, 2010

Get it right.

Personal: Erynn Blasts Through School Record in California

Yeah! Just glancing through the Marquette Tribune during my office hours and I see that my friend Erynn broke the school record in the outdoor high jump. I was hoping to see her do it during the home meet the other week, before she twisted her ankle a bit, but I'm glad to see that she brought the record down: she's been eyeing it expectantly through the season. But as I figured, the article goes on to mention her more personal goal: breaking six feet.

It's absurd how pleased and pumped I am to read this: I couldn't be any more jazzed if I'd done it myself. I had to cancel hanging with her Wednesday since I'll be out of town, but I hope the thrill lasts long enough for her to be able to celebrate it still later on.

James high jumps to top of record books
By Mike Nelson. Published April 20, 2010.

Last weekend, senior Erynn James had the best performance of her Marquette track and field career while freshman Kyle Winter failed to qualify for the Big East Outdoor Championships — something he hoped to accomplish this weekend.

James set the school record for the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches Saturday at the Long Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif.

“It means a lot, especially since I’m a senior and I’ll be graduating soon,” James said of the accomplishment. “That was one of my goals, to get the school record in both indoors and outdoors. I’m very excited to be able to hold that.”

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