“I wasn’t at my best then but this year I will make sure I’m at my best,” said Fisher a week ago. “I didn’t hold my feet out long enough on the long jump so it cut off distance. It made me lose by an inch.”
Tri-Cities boys’ track and field coach Mark Owens believed Fisher would rise to the occasion as well.
“He is excited and I think he is going to do well,” said Owens last week.
On May 2, Fisher accomplished his goal with a first-place finish in the Class AAAAAA long jump competition, leaping 23 feet, 4 inches.
(Ironically, Fisher posted a mark of 23 feet, 5 inches in the long jump but came in second place in 2012.)
Also this year, Fisher was the only competitor to jump more than 23 feet. He also finished second in the triple jump and was responsible for all 18 of the Bulldogs’ points.
Fisher is still undecided about where he will compete in college but plans to major in special education.
“Any track program would love to have him,” Owens said. “As a senior, he is already jumping on the level of a collegiate athlete.”