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SOU’s Stevens places 7th in High Jump at NAIA Championships | Sports

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Courtesy of Al Case, Ashland Daily Photo

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Abi Stevens turned in another All-America effort by placing seventh in the NAIA Indoor Championships high jump for Southern Oregon on Saturday at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

Now a six-time All-American, Stevens cleared 5 feet 5 ¾ inches to tie with others for the fifth-best mark in the 26-person event. The sophomore dropped two spots based on tiebreaker criteria after needing three attempts to clear 5-4 ½.

In six events at NAIA Championship meets, Stevens has yet to place lower than seventh. She took sixth in Wednesday’s pentathlon to become the third individual in SOU women’s track and field history with five or more All-America plaques.

Her mark in the high jump was two inches short of a personal best and 1 ¼ inches higher than the mark she cleared in the pentathlon. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)’s Jennah Carpenter won the title at 5-8.

Stevens and the Raiders will transition to outdoor season next week, debuting Saturday at the Lane Invitational in Eugene.

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