Paul VI grad Priscilla Frederick opens Olympic-hopeful season with world #6 high jump clearance!!!

Olympic high jumper Priscilla Frederick, a Paul VI graduate from Sicklerville, opened her indoor season with a 6-0 1/4 clearance, which places her in the top 10 in the world early on this winter.

Frederick cleared 6-0 1/4 at the Father Diamond Invitational at George Mason Sports Complex in Fairfax, Va., which ranks her No. 6 in the world.

After passing the first seven heights, she cleared 5-7 and 5-10 3/4 on her first attempt and then 6-0 1/4 on her third attempt. She took three tries at 6-2.

Frederick maintains dual citizenship and competes for Antigua + Barbuda, her father’s home country.

Frederick, 30, has indoor and outdoor PRs of 6-3 1/4. She hit 6-3 1/4 indoors in Hustopeče, Czech Republic, last January, and she has a 6-3 1/4 outdoor clearance from 2015 in a meet in Toronto. Both are national records. She’s a two-time Pan Am Games silver medalist (2015, 2019) and she placed 28th at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at 6-2 1/2.

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