Kynard Featured on USFTCCCA Website

Feb. 14, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore high jumper leapt to a new school record on Saturday when he sailed over the bar at 7-07.75 (2.33m) to win the Tyson Invitational. He is now being recognized by the USTFCCCA and highlighted in the organization’s weekly recap of the national track and field scene.

Kynard is featured on the organization’s website as this weekend’s “most-historically significant performance” of the weekend. His jump not only broke the K-State school record, which has a long tradition of high jump success, it ranks third all-time in the NCAA. Only two jumpers have cleared higher bars than Kynard did on Saturday indoors.

In 1989, Hollis Conway of Louisiana-Lafayette cleared 7-09.25 (2.37m) to set the indoor collegiate record. The following year, Brian Brown from Northwestern State located in Louisiana, jumped 7-08.00 (2.34m). Kynard has now won four straight competitions for the longest current high jump streak in college. He defeated Indiana’s Derek Drouin this weekend, snapping his streak of 10 straight wins indoor. Drouin also won both the NCAA indoor and outdoor titles last year.