Hawaii’s Amber Kaufman tied for sixth in the high jump today at the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Championships Northridge, Calif. Kaufman cleared 5 feet, 9 1/4 inches.
Who is Amber’s high jump coach? Hasn’t she regressed in the
Western Regional? There are some very competent HJ coaches in Hawaii who could help Amber.
Sorry, I don’t know who her HJ coach is. I don’t know if she’s returning to Hawaii before the trials. I’ll check in with her mom.
Cindy suggested I jump in here…Amber is coached by the wonderful UH Head Coach Carmyn James while on the island. When she comes back to the mainland, her old high school coach, Derrick Bell trains her. Coach Bell will accompany her to the Oly trials assuming we get to go. Since Amber has taken over a year off from the high jump, her consistency will be an issue. (She will return to California after the NCAA’s in Iowa until the trials.) After the trials she will fly back ‘home’ to Honolulu in order to train for volleyball.
good luck to amber, also she needs to came back to honolulu in perfect condition as volleyball is right around the corner.
Thanks, Amber’s mom. I appreciate you doing the post and clarifying Amber’s schedule. I have very little contact with the players over the summer and reporters have been asked not to bother the athletes. which I try to do.
I know diddly squat about track. With that said, Adriane Sims Stone, who was featured in the SB yesterday, sounds like a terific high jump coach (and competitor).
Good job Amber,we followed everything on Trackshark.. of all the regionals it seems like the West had the toughest competition.Reach for the sky in Iowa.As Sir Charles of the Phoenix Suns always said “play like you have no fear of failure.”
Thanks Cindy, Amber’s Mama,
This is a rare opportunity for Amber and Hawaii and coaching is obviously very critical. Amber is within striking range and if someone “cleans up” her technique, she might have a “monster jump” in the trials which often happens in the field events to qualify. Ex high school coach Bell training Amber full time and traveling to the trials is huge. GO AMBER!!
Kaufman finished 5th and Sheppard 6th at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships today. Congratulations to both!