Heritage standout sets state high jump record

Grant Campbell broke a 26-year-old record.
State High Jump record holder
State High Jump record holder(Gil Campbell)
Published: Apr. 19, 2023 at 10:19 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A big congratulations to Heritage High standout Grant Campbell.

The young man broke a 26-year-old state high jump record Tuesday by clearing 7-feet, 2 and quarter inches.

To give you an idea how good Campbell’s effort is, 6-feet-6 inches won state last year.

Former White Station High jumper Eric Draper set the old record of 7′-2″ back in 1996.

SEC track programs were starting to take notice of the 6′9″ Campbell, who has been offered a basketball scholarship at NAIA Freed-Hardman in Jackson, TN.