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Jordan Bishop Leads Six Oregon State Competitors at Husky Classic

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From Oregon State Sports Information:

Seattle, Wash. - Sophomore Jordan Bishop (West Salem, Ore.) and freshman Obum Gwacham (Chino Hills, Calif.) took the top two spots in their flight at the indoor high jump on Saturday afternoon at the Husky Classic, competing with three other Oregon State football players for the first time since 1988.

Bishop cleared 7-0, taking the title for the day, while Gwacham was able to hit 6-10.75 to take the runner-up spot in Dempsey Indoor. Bishop barely missed his first attempt at 7-2, while Gwacham narrowly missed 7-0 on all three of his tries. Bishop becomes the eighth high jumper in school history to clear seven feet.

"Overall today was a very special day," head women's track coach Kelly Sullivan said. "Sprinter James Rodegers officially represented the first male athletes to compete for track, finishing second in his heat after not competing for nearly three years. And our two jumpers had incredible performances, considering they had never jumped indoors before."

Senior James Rodgers (Richmond, Texas) and sophomore Keynan Parker (New Westminster, British Columbia) both posted top 20 finishes with identical 7.03 times in the 60 meters, while redshirt freshman Rashaad Reynolds (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished in 45th in a time of 7.31.

Rodgers finished second in the second heat, just behind Greg Hornsby of Washington State, while Keynan Parker finished third in the 11th heat of the preliminaries.

During the meet, the Oregon State competitors were announced and brought to the middle of the field to be recognized.

For more on Oregon State's men's track team, see AndyPanda's post from earlier in the week. 

--Jake | (jake.buildingthedam@gmail.com)