Hopkins’ Quincy Collings cleared 6-foot-9 to win the Division 3 championship in the high jump.

Hopkins’ Collings claims state title in high jump

Walt Kaechele

Hopkins’ Quincy Collings won the Division 3 state high jump competition on Saturday, May 31, at Comstock Park.
Collings won the championship with a leap of 6’9”, but it wasn’t a runaway victory.
Hopkins coach James Kiss knew what Collings was capable of and started working towards the state meet earlier.
He said, “Quincy has been very consistent all season. He has regularly jumped 6’4” to 6’6”. His consistency makes him really easy to coach, because he’s not a head case.
“All season he was trying to achieve 6’7” and was very close, so we started changing his take-off mark as he was moving to new heights. This proved to work as he was able to add three inches at the state meet clearing 6’9”
 “There are some years when 6-foot-5 or 6-foot-6 wins the event and I think there were five competitors over 6-foot-6.

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