Cassidy Apo had victory wrapped up at the ILH Championships on Saturday at Kunuiakea Stadium.
The Kamehameha senior had already cleared 5 feet to secure first place. Then she went straight for a potential personal record.
“I went straight to 5-4,” Apo said, noting that the lack of wind was a stark contrast to the trials on Wednesday. “It can help, but it depends on which way the wind is blowing.”
Her first two tries at 5-4 failed, but then she had clear sailing on the third try.
“I cleared it, but I’m pretty sure my left hand pulled it down,” Apo said.
At last year’s state championships, she cleared 5-2, but finished second to Seabury Hall’s Amy Ozee (5-2). Three of the top four high jumpers in that meet, including Gabrielle Fukumoto of Mililani, were underclassmen.
The state-meet record in the high jump is 5-5, set by Kahuku’s Natasha Kai in 1999.