For any schoolboy high-jumper, the pinnacle to supremacy in the vertical leap is achieving the seven-foot barrier; clearing a height that’s an impressive 84 inches from the ground to the top of the bar.
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For Somerset-Berkley’s Adam Couitt this spring, success in the high jump is all about picking his spots. Take for example the 6-foot sophomore’s own high jump layout on his home track. The surface is hardly conducive to quality jumps with a feel closer to that of concrete than the slick, synthetic rubber surfaces that are popping up at tracks all over the country. What’s more, the athletes aren’t allowed to wear spikes in the event, instead, limited to flats that simply don’t allow the jumpers to get anywhere near the traction they need on their approach.
Somerset Berkley Regional sophomore Adam Couitt, after just missing out on the Massachusetts high jump title one week earlier, captured the New England championship on Friday night at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. (via http://www.heraldnews.com)
Adam Couitt can bring a large track and field meet to a stop. It happens when the Berkley resident prepares to high jump, generally late in the competition when the field has been whittled down to one and the bar is set at somewhere around Larry Bird’s height. (via http://www.heraldnews.com)
The MSTCA Winter Festival signaled the start of major invitational action in Massachusetts, and several prominent athletes from last year picked up right where they left off. It was an impressive first day at the Reggie Lewis Center as the Small School athletes were on center stage Saturday.