Shelby’s Schwemley Wins State High Jump Title
In his first season competing in high school track, Whippets junior Uriah Schwemley would take gold in the Division II State High Jump Championship.
Schwemley cleared 6’ 6” to claim the title, admitting he doesn’t put much focus on jumping with form, relying mostly on his athletic ability as he has all season. His teammate Cameron Stine actually talked Uriah into going out for track this season since the Shelby tandem finished either 1st or 2nd in every high jump event in middle school, a feat they also accomplished in every high school event this year until Stine missed the podium in Columbus.
Uriah believes if he continues to work on his craft that clearing 6’ 8” is a possibility for him next season. He also feels he can improve significantly at hurdles since his mother won multiple state championships in the event when she competed in high school track.