Congrats to Kaufman, Stone for advancing in high jump

June 30th, 2008
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UH’s Amber Kaufman and Mililani resident Adriane Sims Stone both advanced to Friday’s final of the women’s high jump at the USA Olympic Team Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., ltonight.Kaufman, a member of both the Rainbow Wahine volleyball and track teams, and Stone, a 28-year-old wife of an Army soldier stationed at Scholfield Barracks, were in the same preliminary flight. They both cleared the preliminary heights of 1.79 and 1.82 meters.The two were among the 14 to advanced. The top three qualify for the Olympics.Kaufman won the Western Athletic Conference title with a school-record 1.84m jump (6-feet, 5 inches. Monday, Kaufman missed on her first two attempts of the opening height 5-10.5 the clearning on her final. With the bar moved up to 5.11.5 she again missed on her first two before clearing on the third. The finals are scheduled for Friday 4:30 p.m. HST 

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  • Daphne Moon July 1, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Congrats to both and good luck in the finals.
    Can’t remember if it’s the top 3 or 5 who go on to the Olympics.

  • Cindy Luis July 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Believe it’s the top 3.

  • Marshall Ochi July 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    In order for the athletes to make it to Beijing, they have to place in the top 3 in their respective event and also make the “A” standard for the Olympics. If you are interested, the direct site to the Olympic qualifying standards are at:

    http://www.usatf.org/events/2008/OlympicGames/entry/qualifyingStandards.asp

    Just for reference, in the women’s high jump, Amber or Adriane would have to clear 1.95 meters or about 6’4″. I’m rooting for them both to make some noise in the track world!!!

    • Cindy Luis July 2, 2008 at 10:13 am

      Thank you. For those of you who don’t know, Marshall is the track coach at Mililani where Adriane trained and coached the Trojan jumpers.

  • Cindy Luis July 1, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Just heard from Amber’s “mama.” Said she couldn’t fly back up to watch Friday’s finals but that Amber’s dad would be up there.
    I didn’t catch it but she said she posted on Volleytalk about how nice Destinee (Hooker, volleyball player from Texas) is to Amber. According to her mom, “Amber is really anxious to get back to volleyball. Actually it’s all she was talking about. She was talking quite a bit more about the Penn State match than the High Jump finals. She really, really wants the team to win that one.”

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