June 23, 2008
Clemson, SC – Freshman standout April Sinkler earned All-America honors in two events over the weekend at the USA Junior Track & Field Championships. Sinkler was sixth place in both the long jump and high jump on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Sinkler’s day began with the long jump at 2:45 PM. She had a top mark of 20’0.5″, which is a personal best for the Stafford, VA native. After taking in all six attempts, she was prepared for the high jump initially scheduled for 6:20 PM. However, a rain delay of nearly two hours pushed the start of the high jump back until 8:00 PM. The extra recovery time helped Sinkler, who was able to clear 5’7.25″ on her second attempt. She tried for 5’8.5″, but came up short on three tries.
Sinkler ranks in a tie for second in Clemson’s record books in the outdoor high jump, where she holds a top clearance of 5’8.75″ from earlier this season.
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