Gorman’s Vashti Cunningham breaks national high jump record

Bishop Gorman junior Vashti Cunningham broke the national high school girls high jump record on Saturday at the 57th Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

Cunningham, the daughter of former UNLV and NFL star Randall Cunningham, cleared 6-feet, 4¼ inches on her first try, breaking the 22-year-old mark of 6-4 set by five-time Olympian Amy Acuff in 1993.

“I was really happy to make it,” Cunningham told DyeStat.com. “I’ve been trying for like two years now. So I just really give all the glory to God. I couldn’t have done it without his help and my family’s support. It’s just a real happy moment for me. I can’t wait to go higher.”

After breaking the record, Cunningham missed on three attempts at 6-6.

“I felt like I was doing really good,” she said. “My speed was good. I was using my arms … I feel like I could have made them, so I’m hoping that I get another opportunity to make them.”

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