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Kaufman to jump for U.S. Team

Amber Kaufman, in green Amber Kaufman, in green

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii high jumper Amber Kaufman will compete as a member of Team USA at the North American, Central American, Caribbean Championships in Miramar, Florida next month.

Kaufman was a two sport star at UH.  She was a middle blocker on the Wahine volleyball team last season and she jumped for the UH track team.

Kaufman captured the NCAA Outdoor title and finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The San Jose, Calif., native, currently has the fourth best mark in the country this season of 6-3.25 (1.91m) set at the Stanford Invitational in March.

Athletes from 32 member-nations will compete in the NACAC Championships July 9-11. The high jump competition is scheduled for Saturday, July 10.

Team USA's NACAC Under-23 team consists of two athletes per individual event provided that both athletes have met the NACAC Under 23 standard. Athletes will be chosen based upon the USATF performance rank order list (June 2, 2010), for all age-eligible athletes.

Along with the U.S., other nations competing are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, St. Kitts/ Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turk and Caicos Islands, and United States Virgin Islands.


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