PATERSON, NJ  – Continuing to reach new heights, PANTHER Academy senior Jamier Wright-Collins has once again secured his place as New Jersey’s top high jumper. Clearing a height of six feet, nine inches at the Eastern State Championship at the New York City Armory on February 18, Wright-Collins jumped a full inch higher than he did in 2019.

The PANTHER Academy senior is also ranked number 11 overall in the United States, up from his rank of number 12 in 2019.

Congratulating Wright-Collins for continuing to “demand more of himself” Schools Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer added her thanks to his coaches, teachers, and family  for “drawing out the best of Jamier’s abilities.”

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“Jamier has a unique ability to focus while maintaining a high-level of competitiveness,” said Joy Martinez, one of Wright-Collins’ coaches. “To be at this high level of achievement on the state and national level is a real testament to Jamier’s dedication.”

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