A Central Catholic High School high jumper placed second in Division II at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s indoor state meet on Saturday in just his second meet of the indoor season.
Kendall Robinson placed second at the meet with a jump of 6 feet.
While CCHS coach David Fuhrer said Robinson entered the meet with the highest qualifying jump (6 feet) and Malachi Dupree of John Curtis entered with a jump of 5-feet, 8-inches, Dupree jumped a meet record 6-feet, 7.25 inches during Saturday’s event at the LSU Field House.
Dupree’s jump narrowly broke the Division 2 meet record of 6-feet, 7 inches set by Kendrick Poullard of Lacassine in 2006.
Robinson’s finish helped the Eagles post a 14th place finish with eight points.
“Kendall’s basically only had two practices going into this meet because he does play basketball,” Fuhrer said.
However, Fuhrer said both are looking forward to the spring outdoor season where he will be able to focus more on track once basketball season is over.
“I think that’s something he can do on the next level if he’s interested in it, which I think he is,” Fuhrer said of his senior standout.