By Cindy Luis
Sorry, on Kauai for a wedding and am now just catching up
Kaufman won the high jump over the weekend at the North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) Championships in Miramar, Fla. She cleared 6-1.25 (1.86m) to easily win the competition over fellow American April Sinkler (5-11.25/1.81m). Trinidad and Tabago’s Caleigh Bacchus claimed the bronze with a jump of 5-09.25 (1,76m).
Team USA collected 74 medals to dominate the 6th NACAC Under 23 Championships.
And that very busy and talented Wahine commit Jane Croson led the U.S. Junior National Team to the gold at the NORCECA Championships in Tijuana, Mexico, over the Dominican Republic. 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.
Croson was named Best Spiker and MVP of the tournament. She had 49 kills for Team USA with a tournament-leading 51.58 kill percent and a .400 hitting efficiency. Croson also added four blocks and two aces in the tournament for 55 total points and making her the fourth Best Scorer of the tournament.