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June 13, 2013

Ford's state title a first for CCS

High jump win gives Herzig first champ


“His website said 94 state champions,” Ford said. “Now he can put 95, and the girl who won Division I (Jackie Crunden from Walt Whitman) was at the camp too, so now he can change it to 96.”

Colleges will be calling soon, Herzig assures Ford.

Crunden, who jumped 5-6, is a senior. Ford is a favorite to win the Division II title again next year and a candidate to win the entire state. Herzig said Ford jumping 5-8 next year is possible if she keeps improving. 

Colleges will be calling soon Herzig assures Ford, who is 6-1 and also runs sprints and throws shot put for CCS.

“Do I think Lucy is a Division I college high jumper?” 

Another yell comes from Herzig, this one more like a cheer. 

“Absolutely. She’s already jumping high enough at the level she is jumping to compete in college. And a good coach will take her even further. Plus she’s got major heptathlon potential,” she said. 

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