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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