High school track: Davis’ Xakai Harry breaks state long jump record at BYU Invite

PROVO — In that split second when Xakai Harry glided through the air farther than any long jumper in state history, ironically enough he was thinking about fishing.

“I was just thinking of the perfect cast,” said the Davis junior about his record-breaking jump at the BYU Invitational on Friday morning.

On his sixth and final jump on Friday morning Harry jumped 23’10.50, breaking the old overall Utah state record that was set by Wasatch Academy’s Boian Marinov back in 2003.

Harry’s first jump of the day was just two inches shy of his season best at 22’05, and he had a hunch it might be a special day.

Davis coach Corbin Talley has always kind of expected a jump like that from Harry.

“We’ve know he can jump farther than he’s jumped, he just hasn’t had a day where it’s clicked right, and today everything was just right. I expected it to happen at some point,” said Harry.

Harry is just a junior, and he may ultimately eclipse the 24-foot mark on his next special jump.

In the only event finals on the track at the BYU Invitational on Friday, it…

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