Coronado High’s Travvis Scott tops own school record for 2nd state high jump
In a thrilling duel with Dave Day of ThunderRidge High School, Coronado High's
Travvis Scott repeated as state high jump champion May 21 at JeffCo Stadium in
Scott had won state at 6-foot-7 in 2009, but this year he was pushed to set a new school record (breaking his own mark by 2 inches) in soaring over the bar at 6-10.
Day also cleared 6-10, with both athletes finally missing three times at 6-11. At first it was actually announced that Day had won the competition, but eventually officials determined that the Coronado senior had missed fewer times overall. Both had begun jumping after the bar got to 6-2. Scott himself hadn't been keeping count. Even when he thought he'd finished second, “I was totally happy,” he recalled afterward. “I'd jumped my personal best, I'd broken my school record, and I was done.”
As it turned out, the repeat title became a happy conclusion - or so it seems - to Scott's track and field career. (He also finished seventh in the 400 meter finals.) An honor student who's heading for college at Baylor University, he insists that he is done competing and will focus only on his school work. He will be studying mechanical engineering and taking Air Force ROTC.
When told that staying away from the track seems unlikely, Travvis grinned and said, “That's what everyone keeps saying.” As an example to the contrary, he mentioned his sister LaTraia, who had won both the state 100 and 200 meter races in 2009, her senior year at Coronado. She's been at Baylor for a year and is still not running, Travvis said.
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