Since winning Washington's Class 4A high jump state title at 6-10 during the spring, Dakarai Hightower has exploded this summer.
The recent graduate of Curtis (University Place, Wash.)
cleared a personal-record 7-1 in late June and has continued to climb during July. He has jumped 7-2, 7-2 1/2 and then soared a career and 2012 national-best 7-3 to win the Young Men's Division over the weekend during the USATF Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships in Baltimore, Md.
Sprint star Aldrich Bailey, a recent graduate of Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas)
, won the Young Men's 100- and 200-meter sprints in respective times of 10.44 and 20.78 seconds.
* Nia Britt, one of the nation's top incoming sophomore basketball players and track and field performers, has transferred from Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.)
to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
, according to the Los Angeles Times.