Culbert Reaching New Heights For Senior Season

Jaustin Culbert has won two state championships in high jump

Jaustin Culbert’s favorite part about high jump is simple.

“The competition. I’ve always really liked competition since I was young and doing high jump you can get a lot of it. I don’t show it that much but if I lose i’m not the happiest person in the world,” said Culbert.

Lucky for Culbert he doesn’t experience losing very often.

There’s only one meet that he has not won since ninth grade,” said Don Lalonde, the Chisolm boy’s track coach.

Culbert has won the past two state tournament’s, both with jumps of 6 feet 8 inches.

“The adrenaline really helps, it kicks up a notch once you get to the state tournament and especially my tenth grade year I really had someone pushing me and that really helped me get 6’8 that year,” said Culbert.

Last year Culbert’s only competition was himself.

“Once I saw they got out at 6’4 I knew I had to try to find a way to motivate myself,” Culbert.

This year Culbert is motivating himself again for another state tournament.

“My goal this year is to for sure win it again, that’s always the goal,” said Culbert.

After this year Culbert will head off to a school of his choosing.

“He’s got a stack of letters that i got for him. I know he got a couple inches of letters that I got over the summer for him and he’s had a couple phone calls now from the head coaches from division two schools,” said Lalonde.

The rise in competition has Culbert excited for his future where ever it will be.

“I’m very excited about that. I’ll be just an average jumper once i get up there so it’ll be fun,” said Culbert.

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