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Summit Alumnus Sets World Record

May 05, 2015 10:56AM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Today, Community Mansfield Isd


Tobi Fawehinmi of the United States competes in the Men's 200m - T46 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe.



American T46 competitor, Mansfield native and Summit High School alumnus Tobi Fawehinmi set a new world record in the trump jump with a jump of 15.25 meters at the Texas Relays in Austin on the final weekend in March. The following Monday, the paperwork was sent to confirm the record, according to Para-Sport News.

Fawehinmi is currently a sophmore at the University of Texas-Arlington, running track and field. He's also a 2015 member of Team USA, which is comprised of 42 athletes total.

With UT-Arlington's indoor program, Fawehinmi placed seventh in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Conference Championships to score points for the team champs in 2014. He also had a season-best effort in the triple jump (47-04.50) at the league meet and competed in the long jump and triple jump in four meets as a freshman.

In outdoor competition, he competed in four meets in 2014, placing third in the long jump at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a season-best effort (23-08.25). He was fourth in the triple jump at the Texas State Invitational (47-05.25).

Prior to competing in college, Fawehinmi was a member of the 2012 United States Paralympic Team. He competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England (pictured above), and 
placed fifth in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump. He has an underdeveloped left arm from shoulder dystocia at birth.

At Summit, Fawehinmi was the runner up in the triple jump at the 2013 Class 4A state meet, a four-time regional qualifier, named Mansfield Summit's Most Valuable Athlete as a senior, and earned the 4-Star Athlete Award as a high schooler.

He's majoring in kinesiology and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the student council in high school.


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