India Alix Made Her Mark in the Track and Field World with an Invite to the U20 World Championships - Inside High School Sports Houston

India Alix Made Her Mark in the Track and Field World with an Invite to the U20 World Championships

INDIA ALIX IS A TWO TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION IN THE TRIPLE JUMP, BUT LAST OCTOBER, SHE DECIDED TO GIVE THE LONG JUMP A SHOT. TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE THE WISE DECISION AS SHE PROGRESSIVELY GOT BETTER AS THE SEASON WENT ON. AND THEN……SHE HIT THIS JUMP…..21 AND A QUARTER FEET. A NEW 6A REGION 2 LONG JUMP RECORD

THAT JUMP GOT INDIA A TICKET TO EUGENE, OREGON AND A CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE UNDER 20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. THERE SHE LANDED A 20 FOOT 3 INCH JUMP WHICH WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR FIRST PLACE AS ALIX BECAME ONE OF 3 U-S LONG JUMPERS TO HEAD TO CALY, COLOMBIA FOR THE U-20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

ALIX, WHO REMEMBER IS JUST A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, FINISHED 25TH COMPETING AGAINST THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE WORLD. SHE HAS ALL THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TO REACH A GOAL SHE’S HAD FOR QUITE A WHILE.

HOWEVER, IF INDIA DOESN’T MAKE THE OLYMPICS….WELL, SHE HAS THE PERFECT BACKUP PLAN.

MAKES SENSE….BECAUSE ON OR OFF THE TRACK, INDIA ALIX IS ONE TOUGH COOKIE.