Havelock high jumper headed to Junior Olympic Championships

Havelock high jumper Tahj Clemments is headed to the Junior Olympic Championships in Texas.

Havelock high jumper Tahj Clemments is headed to the Junior Olympic Championships in Texas.

Adam Thompson/Halifax News Service
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM.

Tahj Clements practices his craft on base at Cherry Point Air Station.

The high jumper, and rising sophomore at Havelock High, doesn’t have a pit to work on his routine.

He finds other ways to improve on his high-jumping skills.

“I know the techniques and how it’s supposed to be done. After I jump, I look to the stands and I will be told what I did wrong and I will correct it the next jump,” Clements said. “I do drills that help me jump in the pit. We work in the sand which makes your legs strong which helps me jump higher.”

Clements, along with four other Craven County track and field athletes, will compete at next week’s USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Outdoor Championships in Humble, Tex.

The national meet starts Monday until July 27.

New Bern natives Trekel Lockett, Caleb DeRoache, Quincy Rasin and Journee McDaniel also qualified for the J.O. Championships.



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