Treasure leaps to Canadian HJ title

By The Mercury

MONCTON, New Brunswick – Junior Alyx Treasure capped off a sensational outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Wildcat high jumper cleared a personal best height of 1.89m/6-02.25 en route to her third career Canadian national title and the first international title by a Wildcat since Austra Skujyte in 2008.

Treasure’s performance was dominant as she only missed clearing the bar a total of four times. She was a perfect five-for-five leading up to 1.89m, including a first attempt clearance at her previous PR of 1.86m/6-01.50. She reached her personal best clearance of 1.89m on her second attempt, before bowing out at 1.92m/6-03.50 in three attempts. Treasure finished in front of Jillian Drouin (1.86m) and Brianne Theisen-Eaton (1.80m/5-10.75).

For Treasure, the title is the third Canadian national title of her career, as she was both the Youth and Junior High Jump Champion before coming to K-State in 2012. Her latest effort also moves her up to second all-time in school history and is the best mark by a Wildcat women’s high jumper since Kaylene Wagner cleared 1.88m/6-02.25 at the 2007 Drake Relays.

The Prince George, British Columbia, native’s high jump title concludes a 2014 outdoor campaign that saw her register runner-up finishes at both the NCAA and Big 12 Championships, as well as record PRs in the high jump a total of four times.

She is the eighth athlete to win an international title under the tutelage of head coach Cliff Rovelto.

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