Williams Wins High Jump Title: Olympic Trials

USC alumnus Jesse Williams won the men's high jump championship on July 5, qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games. The U.S. Olympic Trials were held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Williams Wins High Jump Title: Olympic Trials

USC alumnus Jesse Williams won the men's high jump championship on July 5, qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games.

"I really couldn't sleep very well last night and woke up at 4 a.m. dreaming about winning the trials at that height." said Williams. "I really don't know how that happened, but it did. I couldn't get back to sleep because all I was thinking about was being clean through 2.30. Today couldn't have gone any better. I'm just thanking God every second right now that I'm here and going to Beijing."

Williams, the USC high jump record-holder, won the high jump competition and a chance to represent the U.S. at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by going clean through 7-6 1/2 (2.30m). Williams passed at the first height, then was clear on one jump at 7-2 1/4, 7-4 1/4, 7-5 1/4 and the winning height of 7-6 1/2.

From Trojan Athletics


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