by Staff , posted on 3/2/2013
LSU (Louisiana State University) Tiger freshman Fitzroy Dunkley of Jamaica yesterday leaped into the Top 10 of the school’s all-time rankings with a personal best (PB) clearance of 6ft, 10¾ ins to win the high jump competition at the LSU Invitational qualifier at the Carl Maddox Field House in Baton Rouge.
Errol Anderson/LSU photo
Dunkley cleared the bar at 6’-8” on his first attempt and passed at 6’-9¾” before attempting 6’10¾” for the first time. He sailed over the bar without contact to secure his first collegiate victory in the high jump. Dunkley then fouled out of the competition with three misses at 7’-0¼.”
Having joined the LSU program in January for the start of the semester, Dunkley has shown steady progress in both the high jump and triple jump with little more than a week to prepare with his teammates for the indoor season. He has set also a PB of 49’-5” in his first indoor season with the Tigers.
A native of Trelawny in Jamaica, Dunkley scored two points for the Tigers when he finished seventh in the high jump in his first career appearance at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend, while entering Friday’s competition with a previous best of 6’-9” set at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 9.