Bishop takes high jump title, Gwacham second

BEAVER JORDAN BISHOP SHOWED off his hops on Saturday, taking the high jump title at the indoor meet at Washington. Right behind him, Oregon State's Obum Gwacham, who took second place in the event.

Jordan Bishop cleared 7-0 in Seattle on Saturday, becoming the eighth high jumper in OSU school history to clear the seven foot mark.

Obum Gwacham leapt 6-10 3/4 to claim second place. He narrowly missed 7-0 on his three tries.

On the track side of things, James Rodgers placed second in his heat at 7:03 while Keynan Parker placed third in his heat, also with a time of 7.03.

Rashaad Reynolds placed fifth in his heat with a time of 7.31. The three Oregon State football players failed to qualify for the 12-man finals, with the 12th best time at 6.97.

It was the first time jumping indoors for both Bishop and Gwacham. As a senior at West Salem, Bishop in 2008 was the state's long jump champion and placed second in the high jump and 400 meters.

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