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JuVaughn Harrison Tokyo bound after high jump win

The Columbia High alum will also attempt to lock up a second bid to compete in the long jump.

Posted: Jun 27, 2021 7:48 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2021 10:38 AM

Huntsville’s JuVaughn Harrison is heading to the Tokyo Olympics.

The Columbia High School alum and current LSU Tiger won the men’s high jump at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Sunday, clearing the bar with a 2.33-meter jump.

According to LSU Track & Field, Harrison will look to secure a second bid to Tokyo when he competes in the long jump at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

“If he does so, he would become the first man since Jim Thorpe (1912) to compete in both the long jump and high jump at the Olympics,” the team said in a release.

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