Collingswood graduate Keven Kevelier, a Monmouth freshman, hit a huge high jump PR Saturday in Boston.
Kevelier cleared 6-7 at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston University. That’s a massive improvement over his previous PR of 6-4 3/4, which he just set last month in a meet at Lehigh’s Rauch Fieldhouse. At Collingswood, Kevelier had indoor and outdoor PRs of 6-4.
Kevelier and junior teammate Rickie Casazza both cleared 6-7, with Kevelier placing 5th on fewer misses. They now share the No. 1 spot in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this year. Kendell Mosley of South Florida won the competition at 6-9.
Kevelier passed at 5-9 1/4 and 5-11 1/4 and entered the competition at 6-1 1/4, which he cleared on his first attempt.
He then cleared 6-3 1/4 and 6-5 on his second attempts, the 6-5 clearance setting his first PR of the day. He cleared 6-7 on his third try before missing three attempts at 6-9.
The multi-talented Kevelier has also tripled jumped 46-10 1/4 this winter, which is No. 1 in the MAAC, an indoor PR and No. 8 in Monmouth indoor history.
He jumped 47-5 1/4 at the 2019 outdoor Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington in Mansfield Township and then just missed that outdoors this past spring when he hit 47-3 in a meet at Rider in Lawrenceville. That’s No. 7 in Monmouth history outdoors.
According to the heat sheets, he’s not scheduled to triple jump in Boston this weekend.