Mater Dei senior Taylor Padak, a 17-year-old Highland native, qualified for the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Junior Olympics in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5 feet, 2 inches at the AAU Region 15 National Qualifier held June 27 in University City, Mo. (a suburb of St. Louis). She is seeded among the top-15 jumpers for this year’s national competition, which will be held Aug. 3-8 at Nofolk State University in Norfolk, Va.
Mater Dei senior Taylor Padak, a 17-year-old Highland native, qualified for the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Junior Olympics in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5 feet, 2 inches at the AAU Region 15 National Qualifier held June 27 in University City, Mo. (a suburb of St. Louis). She is seeded among the top-15 jumpers for this year’s national competition, which will be held Aug. 3-8 at Nofolk State University in Norfolk, Va. Courtesy photo
Mater Dei senior Taylor Padak, a 17-year-old Highland native, qualified for the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Junior Olympics in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5 feet, 2 inches at the AAU Region 15 National Qualifier held June 27 in University City, Mo. (a suburb of St. Louis). She is seeded among the top-15 jumpers for this year’s national competition, which will be held Aug. 3-8 at Nofolk State University in Norfolk, Va. Courtesy photo

Highland native Padak high jumps her way to AAU Junior Olympics

August 01, 2015 3:00 AM