Rogers High School alum Erik Kynard cleared 2.29 meters (7 feet 6 inches) on his second attempt and advanced Sunday to the finals of the men's high jump at the Olympics. Kynard's family and friends packed into his mother's house to watch and cheer him on during the qualifers. Everyone watching with anxious and watching with excitment.
In the qualifers, Kynard cleared all three of his first attempts with ease. He missed the first attempt at 2.29 meters, his only miss of the qualification round, but cleared it easily on his second attempt. Six other jumpers cleared 2.29 meters along with Kynard.
Kynard will be competing in the finals Tuesday night which will be in prime time on WNWO.