MAPLETON – A neighborhood youth has simply achieved the highest honour in highschool observe and subject.
Mapleton resident Joel Rumph gained the gold medal in Junior boys excessive leap on the Ontario Federation of Faculty Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships in Ottawa on June 9.
Rumph gained the occasion with a leap of 198cm – or almost 6’6”.
One of many shortest jumpers on the meet, at 5’10”, Rumph, on the age of 15, completed the highschool season with a formidable document, taking first place at each meet he attended besides one, the place he completed second.
Rumph is a Grade 10 pupil at Woodland Christian Excessive Faculty in Breslau and realized to leap domestically in Drayton at Neighborhood Christian Faculty on the age of six in Grade one.
His dad and mom, Arnold and Teresa Rumph, say that’s one of many largest components of their son’s success.
“In fact there’s pure expertise, however studying right method, and studying to not be afraid of the bar at a really younger age, is vital,” notes Teresa.
Rumph constructed his personal excessive leap at dwelling and spent hours practising as a baby. Now he trains with coach Chris Timm on the Laurel Creek Observe and Subject Membership in Waterloo.
Rumph’s highschool season noticed him break many information and ended on the rostrum with a gold medal, setting a brand new private finest and a brand new Woodland Christian Faculty document.
Rumph’s accomplishments this season embrace:
- Observe Wars, Could 5 in Cambridge. First place with the Senior boys (Junior boys didn’t end) with a leap of 195cm, unofficially breaking the Junior boys document and setting a brand new private finest and a brand new Woodland Christian Faculty document;
- Ontario Christian Faculties meet in St. Catharines, Could 8. First Place with a leap of 196cm, new OCSSAA document, new private finest and new Woodland document;
- District 8 meet on Could 18 in Cambridge. First place with a leap of 190cm, a brand new District 8 document;
- CWOSSA meet in Brantford Could 25. Second place with a leap of 178cm;
- OFSAA West Regionals in Cambridge on June 3. First place with a leap of 191cm.
Rumph’s leap at OFSAA qualifies him to compete on the Legion Canadian Youth Nationals in Quebec in August with the Laurel Creek Observe membership.