It is quite possible that Dublin High School has a future Olympian in its midst. This became readily apparent to all who were present at Day 1 of the North Coast Section (NCS) Track and Field Meet of Champions (MOC), as Sophomore Jathiyah Muhammad not only took 1st place in the Girls Pole Vault competition, but she shattered records along the way.
After battling through a slow start and some early struggles with her footing and form, Muhammad showed incredible resiliency to bounce back and clinch the NCS title with a jump of 13’3. She proceeded to then set the NCS MOC record with a mark of 13’7, beat her personal record by clearing 13’9, and finish the evening to the amazement of the crowd by finishing with a jump of 14’0! Muhammad’s performance was not only the top highlight of the day for Dublin High Athletics, it will likely go down as the most remembered event of the entire MOC.
The 14’0 mark is not only an NCS MOC record, it is currently the top mark among all high school pole vaulters in the state of California, and is also the 5th highest jump among all high school girls in the entire country. Muhammad immediately has become one of the most sought-after recruits in the entire country overnight based upon her incredible performance.
Muhammad will next compete in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Track and Field Meet on May 27-28 at Buchanan High School in Clovis.