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St. Paul's student breaks triple-jump record

PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Records are made to be broken, but usually they’re broken by athletes with more experience and training than Robbie Gerstner.

 

Gerstner, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at St. Paul’s High School, shattered the provincial junior varsity boys triple jump record with a jump of 13.61 metres. Gerstner’s jump on Saturday at the Manitoba provincial track and field championships took down a 47-year-old record, as the previous top mark of 13.36 m was set by Kasmir Mankiewicz from St. John’s High School all the way back in 1971. What makes it more impressive is the fact Gerstner started competing in the triple jump last year and only has five track meets under his belt.

 

Click here for the full story from the Winnipeg Free Press.

 

 

Categories: Track, St. Paul's HS