No female in the entire country has jumped as high as Brianna Hayes. And she's just a junior.
The Matoaca Warrior hit the 5'10" mark in her last meet, and now sits as the only female to make that mark in the entire country this season. That jump also beat her previous high of 5'8", which was tied for the school record.
Not bad for someone who just picked up the sport three years ago.
Hayes, who stands almost 5'10" herself, showed up to practice as a freshman. Coach Charles Bailey saw her long legs, and decided that maybe she would be a good high jumper.
Hayes instantly fell in love with it, and she found almost instant success.
She says her goal is to hit the 6'0" mark before the end of the indoor season, and Bailey says that 6'3" is possible before she graduates.
Hayes has not really started looking at colleges yet, but she says she does want to jump at the next level, and would like to go out of state to school.
Next up for Hayes is the district championships next week at the Arthur Ashe Center. Then she'll look to defend her title at the state championships.
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