Barkhurst jumps past 32-year mark


Doug Radunich

Alyssa Barkhurst makes a jump at the Saratoga Invitational Saturday. During the invite, she broke the 1982 Encampment girls' long jump record of 16 feet 6.5 inches, with her distance of 16' 7 1/4".

Encampment School is the recipient of a new long jump record holder.

As a sophomore, Alyssa Barkhurst broke the school's 32-year-old girls' record with a first-place leap of 16 feet 7 1/4 inches, which she made during Saturday's Saratoga Track and Field Invite. Encampment's previous girls' long jump record, set in 1982, was 16'6.5".

Only two years into a high school track career, this was the second record Barkhurst had set for the sport. Last year as a freshman, her 200 meter dash time of 26.71 seconds also broke a school record.

"I broke the 200 meter dash record last year and wanted to b...

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