Flying High – Roach Takes the Triple Jump Gold Medal
Houston, Texas: “State Champion” – a title countless athletes and coaches pursue; yet relative few ever attain. However, on May 10, 2014, Kerwin Roach clinched his second state championship of the year. Hot off the heels of the celebrations and notoriety of winning the Class 5A basketball state championship in March, Roach took gold at the UIL Track & Field State Championships held at the University of Texas in Austin, and set a personal record jump of 50’ 2 ¼” in the process.
Explaining his good fortune in the athletic arenas, Roach simply states, “I’m a winner. I compete every day and listen to my dad and my coach. My family pushes me and I’m better for it.”
A junior at North Shore, Roach looks forward to repeating his success next year. With a strong work ethic and ironclad support system, he might just set his sights on the triple jump state record of 51’ 11.75” set in 2002 by Jaimoy Bryant of Jasper.
Pictured: Kerwin Roach triple jumps to his second state championship of the year while the Frank Erwin Center, site of the Class 5A basketball championship his team won in March, rests quietly in the background.
Pictured: Coach Reggie Wallace, Kerwin Roach, and Coach Garrett Cross
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