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Apr 2, 2013 8:10 PM by Jordan Mason

Vista Ridge high jumper is Athlete of the Week

Our latest and greatest Loaf 'n Jug Aquafina Athlete of the Week is D.J. Green of Vista Ridge High School.

D.J. is a senior high jumper for the Wolves track and field team. He only tried his first high jump last season, but in one year, he earned a spot at the state track meet, and a scholarship to the University of Colorado Boulder.

He originally thought the hard court was his calling, and only picked up the high jump in the offseason.

"In basketball, when I played my junior year, I was one of the best jumpers on the team," said D.J. "I can jump pretty high and dunk and stuff, so I was just like, why not convert that onto the track and do high jump?"

In his last season before heading to Boulder, D.J.'s goal is to break the 4A state high jump record of 6'10¼ ". He is currently at 6'8".

 

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