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Zack Anderson’s impact on USD High Jumpers

Parker native has raised the bar at USD
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 11:11 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -The Coyotes will have 6 present or former athletes at the Olympic Trials later this week in Eugene, Oregon.

One of them is Parker native Zack Anderson who’s been clearing 7 feet in the high jump since he arrived on campus in Vermillion. And back on April 2nd he qualified for the Olympic trials when he cleared 7 feet 5 inches.

But he’s meant much more to the program than just being the best high jumper in school history according to head coach Lucky Huber. ”It’s pretty amazing when you think that you can have a high jump squad that’s ranked #1 in the country in Vermillion, SD. But a lot of that credit does go to Zack Anderson and it’s just because he’s a great jumper and amazing athlete, but he’s a great leader of the group. He was able to create an atmosphere where it wasn’t one trying to beat another one. It’s how do all of us jump a little bit higher and when one of jumps better it helps the group ranking and it just really kept building from there.”

Zack made All-American again last weekend in Eugene and that’s where the Olympic Trials are as well. He’s had an amazing career in Vermillion.

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