DeJulio grounded at state high jump |

DeJulio grounded at state high jump

ADAM BOFFEYsummit daily news

LAKEWOOD – The Summit High School track and field season ended Friday with Nadi DeJulio’s high jump elimination at the 4A state meet in Lakewood.Needing a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches to get past the opening round, the Summit senior missed on three attempts at Jeffco Stadium.The result was anti-climactic for the Tigers’ lone representative at state, who fell 2 inches short of her personal best and 4 inches short of a mark she cleared at Monday’s practice.”It’s such a mental game,” SHS coach Kristy McClain said. “As a high jumper, some days you’re on and some days you’re off.”Friday’s winning mark was 5’3″. There were 19 competitors in the field.McClain said she spoke with DeJulio regarding the athlete’s initial disappointment.”She definitely wanted to jump better today,” McClain said. “But we talked about how much more disappointing it would have been if she didn’t make it at regionals.”DeJulio took third at Summit’s final meet of the season last week to ensure the Tigers a presence at the state meet, which, according to SHS athletic director Gretchen Nies, the Tigers have only missed out on twice in the last 23 years.Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at

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