Hahn wins high jump at NCAA Mideast Regional

Vanderbilt junior Josie Hahn became the first Commodore to capture a NCAA regional track and field title by winning the high jump Saturday at the Mideast Regional Championships. Hahn cleared 5-10.5 for the win, and assured herself of competing in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 9-12 at the University of Texas.

Vanderbilt junior Josie Hahn became the first Commodore to capture a NCAA regional track and field title by winning the high jump Saturday at the Mideast Regional Championships. Hahn cleared 5-10.5 for the win, and assured herself of competing in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 9-12 at the University of Texas.

Hahn will now participate in the high jump and heptathlon at the nationals. She earned All-American honors last year with a fourth-place finish in the NCAA heptathlon.

The last two weeks of competition have been especially rewarding to the Clinton, Tenn. native. On May 14, Hahn captured her first conference title by winning the heptathlon at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Hahn, who holds team records in both the indoor and outdoor high jump, defeated SEC rival Jessica Johnson at the regionals. Both cleared the same height, but Hahn earned the win based on fewer misses. Hahn and Johnson were the only jumpers among 34 competitors to achieve 5-10.5.


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