Derrick Robinson became Cinnaminson’s first Penn Relays medalist in 20 years Thursday morning with a 5th-place finish in the high jump.
Competing in poor conditions at Franklin Field – cold, breezy, drizzly – Robinson cleared 6-4 and tied for 5th with Zeraun Daniel of Poly Prep of Brooklyn.
Robinson cleared opening height 6-2 on his first attempt and 6-4 on his second before going out at 6-6, which wound up being the winning height for Ja’Mari Manson of Bloomfield (Conn.).
He’s Cinnaminson’s first Penn Relays medalist since Jon Anderson took 5th in the 3,000 in 2003 with a time of 8:35.71.
Robinson is also South Jersey’s first high jump medalist at Penn since 2015, when Ameer Banks of Delsea cleared 6-7 ¾ for 4th place.
This winter, Robinson cleared 6-6 in a SJTCA meet at the Bubble in Toms River.