You might remember recently we featured Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington on this blog.
He’s a 20-year-old slam dunking phenom from Ajax whom veteran track coach Daniel St-Hilaire is hoping to transform into a high jumping champion.
Well, he’s off to a good start.
In his first outdoor meet this past weekend in St-Laurent, Que., Darlington surprised St-Hilaire by jumping 2.10 metres to qualify for the national championships next month at Varsity Stadium in Toronto. He currently ranks fourth in Canada this season.
“I’m pretty excited,” said St-Hilaire. “He’s ahead of my expectations.”
St-Hilaire had projected that Darlington could jump between 2.10 and 2.20 metres in his first season in the event.
Watch Darlington’s winning jump below: