Terrence Williams of Dodge City High School enters this weekend’s Class 6A portion of the 6-1A state track and field championships in Wichita as the favorite in the triple jump and one of the favorites in the high jump.

    Williams, a senior and a junior-college basketball signee at Dodge City Community College, has the top distance in the triple jump — a personal-best 46 feet, five and one-quarter inches. He established that leap last Friday while capturing the 6A regional crown at Wichita Southeast.


Terrence Williams of Dodge City High School enters this weekend’s Class 6A portion of the 6-1A state track and field championships in Wichita as the favorite in the triple jump and one of the favorites in the high jump.
    Williams, a senior and a junior-college basketball signee at Dodge City Community College, has the top distance in the triple jump — a personal-best 46 feet, five and one-quarter inches. He established that leap last Friday while capturing the 6A regional crown at Wichita Southeast.
    Williams also won the regional title in the high jump, tying a personal best of 6-4. A host of others join Williams, with Drew Lorei of Shawnee Mission Northwest having the top jump this season in 6A at 6-6.
    Williams thrives on pressure situations, and he’ll undoubtedly have a couple this weekend.
    “I think he likes the added pressure,” DCHS boys’ head coach Buc Bolmer said. “With his personality, he likes it. He likes to put pressure on himself, anyway. He wants to keep improving his PR.”
    “He’s tried to fine-tune things and rest his legs.”
    Pressure?
    “I guess I just go out and compete hard, extra hard, and try to get that 6-6 or 6-8 mark,” Williams said of an impending barrier he has yet to clear. “I just need to up my tempo a little bit and get that last kick and we’ll be good to go.”
    Williams will begin high-jump competition at 8 a.m. on Friday, and his triple-jump events will be held on Saturday
    “Having them both on separate days is going to help,” Bolmer said in reference. “That will give him fresher legs.
    Williams credits DCHS assistant coach xx with his progression in the triple jump.
    “Coach (Cynthia) Bruton has helped me a lot on my first and second phases and to kind of reach out on my second phase,” Willilams said. “I guess that is helping out a lot and that third phase is getting right.
    “I’m hoping to get a 47-0 this weekend. My phases have been kiind of off a little bit and I haven’t been rotating as fast as I should, but I’m kind of getting the hang of it now. I guess she gave me that extra push at regionals, and I’m going for it.”