By Kyle LoJacono
Wesley Chapel senior Courtney Prengaman broke her own program record in the high jump by clearing 5-feet, 8-inches at Sunlake March 12.
The defending Class 2A state champ said setting the new mark was more of a mental boost than a physical one.
“It’s like last year I broke my old record three times in a week, and that was the week of districts,” said Prengaman, a Samford University signee. “I feel like I can break it again and get 5-10 or higher.”
Prengaman cleared 5-8 on her third attempt at Sunlake.
“My form was awful that day,” Prengaman said. “On my last attempt I just said I’ve got to do this, and I did. … I missed once at 5-2; once at 5-4, and I just kind of decided it was go time and got it done.”
Prengaman said she felt like she was getting close to clearing 5-8.
“When we were at Anclote the week before I jumped a 5-8 attempt, and it felt really good,” Prengaman said. “I got myself over, but I hit it with my heel after I was basically over. That let me know I could do it.”
Prengaman and the Wildcats will compete in the Sunshine Athletic Conference meet at Fivay March 21 at noon. The Class 2A-District 9 meet is at Berkeley Prep April 12 at noon.
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