Rhode Island Memorable Outdoor T&F Moments: Gus Karweh, High Jump, Class A Championship

Over the next few weeks, MileSplit RI will feature what we consider the best performances of the outdoor track & field season. This was an arduous task to undertake as there was an abundance of fine efforts turned in by our Rhode Islanders throughout this spring campaign.  Here's our latest...

Gus Karweh

High Jump, Class A Championships

We all know that recent team champions, Central, is a team that is loaded with talented sprinters. But it also has the state's No. 1 leaper with Karweh. After an indoor season that saw him finish second at the State Meet and achieve a best of 6-7 to finish 11th at the New Balance Nationals, this Knight junior picked it up a notch (or two) once the competition shifted outdoors. Karweh proved unbeatable in the Ocean State in the vertical leap. He captured his first individual state crown in early June. Along the way, he also was victorious at the Classical Classic, Rick Schomp Invitational, Central Division Championship, Brian Moretti Invitational and the Class A Meet.

It was at the class meet that Karweh made the biggest noise. The Central standout leaped a winning height of 6-10, a PR by three inches! In two of his attempts at seven feet, Karweh nearly cleared the milestone height. Karweh would finish out his spring campaign earning his state title, finishing as a runner-up at the New England's and placing eighth overall at the nationals. In all three meets, he bettered 6-7 or higher, making us believe that a seven-footer is a possibility in 2018.