Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham
was known for his big arm and ability to run out of the pocket. Occasionally, he even jumped over would-be tacklers as well.
His son by the same name, an incoming junior at Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
, can easily soar right over a high jump bar. Cunningham Jr. won the National Junior Olympic high jump competition this week in Humble, Texas with a clearance of 7 feet, 2 inches.
According to dyestat.com, Cunningham just missed the national sophomore record of 7-3.50.
Cunningham will be Gorman's backup quarterback this season behind three-year starter Anu Solomon
, but coach Tony Sanchez said the talented 6-foot-5, 180-pounder will be utilized both at wide receiver and in wildcat type situations.
Cunningham's performance was overshadowed by Kendell Williams, who will be a senior this fall at Kell (Marietta, Ga.)
. She dominated a record-setting event by winning the young women's long jump with a 2012 national-best leap of 20-6.75. She also won the high jump at 5-8 and the 100-meter hurdles in 13.68 seconds.
Though she will only be an eighth grader in the fall at American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
, Daesha Rogers also made her presence felt by setting two age-group records in as many days. She won the 1500 in 4:36.79 and the 800 in 2:07.65.
Another Las Vegas product, Ashlie Blake, who will be a junior at Palo Verde (Las Vegas, Nev.)
, set a shot put record with a heave of 52-1. That is the No. 2 high school mark in 2012.